Miguel's Tapas

Miguel's Tapas

Aboriginal stories

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By A.W. Reed
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 368
Book Size 21 x 126 x 197 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint Reed New Holland
Release Date 1 Oct 1999
Subject Classification Society & culture: general / Popular beliefs & controversial knowledge / Folklore, myths & legends

A wealth of poetic and imaginative tales from Aboriginal cultural heritage.

Aboriginal Stories presents a collection of myths and legends gathered from various sources, representing the rich and diverse tapestry of beliefs of Aboriginal people throughout Australia. Tales range from creation myths and legends of the sun, moon and stars to legends of animals, birds, rivers, lakes and shores, as well as hero stories. In addition there are lists of Aboriginal words arranged alphabetically - English to Aboriginal and Aboriginal to English - together with a short selection of common phrases and sentences.

A. W. Reed

Alexander Wyclif Reed, also known as Clif Reed and A. W. Reed, (7 March 1908 – 19 October 1979) was aprolific New Zealand publisher and author.

With his uncle Alfred he established the publishing firm A. H. & A. W. Reed. As an author he was known most commonly as A. W. Reed. Reed wrote many books on topics such as myths, language and place names of both Māoriand Australian Aboriginal cultures.