Woggheeguy. Australian Aboriginal Legends

Adelaide, F.W. Preece and Sons, 1930.

Small quarto, xii, 98 pages with illustrations plus 8 plates by Nora Heysen.

Quarter brown cloth and red and black-decorated papered boards with a paper spine label; covers slightly marked; corners slightly bumped; top edge slightly nibbled with slight loss; cloth mottled (as often); spine label a little marked and torn with slight loss; a very good copy.

The material used in the book was collected in the 1890s; from Stow's Foreword: 'Most of the legends in "Woggheeguy" were told to me by aboriginals on Bangate Station, New South Wales, where I lived for over twenty years ... Realizing ... that the aboriginals are so quickly disappearing - my old story-tellers and their tribes are, I believe, almost extinct - probably the only proofs that they ever existed will be their weapons and legends, which are both increasingly difficult to collect'. Muir.

Item #113012

Price: $135.00