The country was stricken with a drought. The rivers were all dry except the deepest holes in them. The grass was dead, and even the trees were dying.
Category: Australian Legendary Tales
Australian Legendary Tales – Australian Folktales.
Folk-lore of the Noongahburrahs as told to the Piccaninnies.
Features 31 Australian folktales.
Author: Mrs. K. Langloh Parker
Publisher: David Nutt.,270 – 271, Strand, London;
Melville, Mulle & Slade, Melbourne
Oolah, the lizard, was out getting yams on a Mirrieh flat. She had three of her children with her. Suddenly she thought she heard some one moving behind the big Mirrieh bushes.
At the beginning of winter, the iguanas hide themselves in their homes in the sand; the black eagle hawks go into their nests; the garbarlee or shingle-backs hide themselves in little logs,
Deegeenboyah was an old man, and getting past hunting much for himself; and he found it hard to keep his two wives and his two daughters supplied with food.
The Bunnyyarl and Wurrunnunnah were relations, and lived in one camp. The Wurrunnunnah were very hardworking, always trying to gather food in a time of plenty,