Australian Legendary Tales By K. Langloh Parker 1896

Explore the enchanting world of the Noongahburrah tribe with Australian Legendary Tales, first published in 1896. This collection by K. Langloh Parker, introduced by Andrew Lang, presents a series of Aboriginal myths and legends collected among the native peoples of New South Wales. The volume features vivid narratives that explore the intricate relationship between humans, nature, and the supernatural.

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Australian Legendary Tales: Folk-Lore of the Noongahburrahs as told to the Piccaninnies is a seminal work first published in 1896 by David Nutt in London. K. Langloh Parker offers readers a portal into the spiritual and cultural life of the Noongahburrah tribe through a captivating collection of folklore. These tales, enriched with 12 illustrations by the Aboriginal artist Tommy McRae, bring to life the tribe‚Äôs myths of creation, natural phenomena, and ancestral spirits. The book is a significant cultural document, preserving the oral traditions of the Indigenous Australians in a form that combines both anthropological interest and literary charm. This first edition is beautifully bound in dark green-pictorial light green cloth with minimal light foxing, making it not only a cornerstone of cultural preservation but also a collector’s delight.