Aboriginal Fables and Legendary Tales

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A. W. Reed

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How did snakes become poisonous? Why are there black swans only in Australia? Learn about the powerful Rainbow Snake, red and black flying foxes, the Eagle-hawk and the Medicine-man in these incredible tales of the Dreamtime. So much of traditional Aboriginal storytelling teaches us about the animal world and the spiritual bond shared between the Aboriginal people and nature.

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Born in Auckland in 1908, A.W. Reed (Alexander Wyclif) was educated at Mt Albert Grammar School. In 1932, he helped to found a book-publishing business, A.H. & A.W. Reed, one of New Zealand's leading publishing houses of the time with an enduring list of local books. Reed wrote more than 200 books himself, with a range of reference works and popular accounts of Maori culture. He died in 1979.


ISBN 9781876334109
Publisher New Holland Publishers
Published 1998
Format Paperback
Number of pages 144
Dimensions H 19.7cm x W 12.9cm

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