Myths and Legends of Torres Straits

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    First Edition.

    27cm x 25cm. xxiv, 372 pages, illustrations, some colour, maps, 45RPM record in pocket at front of the book. Blue cloth, blue lettering, illustrated jacket.

    More than 160 stories of the people of the Torres Strait, from 17 islands including Mua, Badu, Mabuiag, Saibai, Boigu, Masig, Ugar, Erub and Mer. They were collected by Margaret Lawrie as an act of preservation at the request of the Islanders themselves, and are here illustrated with photographs and artworks by the islanders. The name of each story-teller is recorded and the book is rich with explanatory notes. Included is a recording of 11 of the islands songs.

    Minor water damage to fore-edge near tail of approximately the first 6 leaves. Small chips and tears and minor stains to jacket edges, verso tanned. Good Condition.