The Feathered Serpent. The Mythological Genesis and Recreative Ritual of the Aboriginal Tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia; the Kuppapoingo, Jumbapoingo, Birrikilli, Miarr-Miarr and Leagulawulmirree tribes at Milingimbi; the Murinbata and Djamunjun tribes of Port Keats; the Djauan and Ngalarkan tribes at the Roper River; and the Arranda, Luritja and Pitjantjara tribes of the Centre; chanted and translated by the Old-Men of these Tribes to Roland Robinson

Sydney, Edwards and Shaw, 1956.

Quarto, xvi, 88 pages with 13 line engravings and a map plus 4 colour plates (serigraphs).

Papered boards; extremities slightly bumped and rubbed; serigraphs offset (as ever); an excellent copy with the very good dustwrapper slightly rubbed, chipped and torn with slight loss.

Three myths, 'Erintja the Devil-dog' and 'The Old-man and his Six Sons, the Namatuna', and 'The Eagle-men of Alkutnama', are related by Tonanga (AKA Albert Namatjira) of the Arranda (or Arrernte) people. Strehlow contributes a three-page foreword.

Item #115829

Price: $100.00