Bunyips: Australia's Folklore of Fear

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National Library Australia, 2001 - Bunyips - 226 pages
Robert Holden enters the bunyips lair to reveal the fascinating literature, folklore and superstitions that have immortalised Australia's most enigmatic creature. Bunyips includes extracts from Australian stories about bunyips, featuring work by Edel Wignell, Rosa Campbell Praed, Catherine Stow, Dal Stivens and others.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
STRANGE ENCOUNTERS IN THE SOUTH SEAS
25
THE WILD MAN FROM BOTANY BAY
39
BUNYIPS IN THE BILLABONGS
53
YAHOOS YOWIES AND BANKSIA MEN
69
MONSTER SKELETONS
85
ANTHROPOLIGISTS MEET THE BUNYIP
109
ENTERTAINING FEARS
125
AUSTRALIAN THEMES FOR AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE
143
THE HAUNTED WORLD OF THE AUSTRALIAN NURSERY
159
PICTURE THE BUNYIP
175
THE ABORIGINAL VOICE SUSTAINS ITS FOLKLORE OF FEAR
199
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
225
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