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Foreword Acknowledgements Introduction: Telling tales 1 Stories in the heart Wirreenun the rainmaker Mau and Matang Ungulla Robunbun Ooldea Water The woolgrum 2 Pioneer traditions The lost colony The battle that was a massacre The White Woman of Gippsland The lost children of the Wimmera 3 Making monsters The bunyip Yaramas, jarnbahs, jannocks and yowies Alien cats The Min Min lights 4 Legends on the land The man who sold his Dreaming Naming places The Lone Pine seedlings The first dawn service Lasseter's Reef The carpet of silver 5 The haunted land Fisher's ghost The ghost on old Pinjarrah Bridge A Vice-Regal haunting The Black Lady of Mount Victoria 6 Tales of wonder Henny-Penny The witch's tale 7 Bulldust What a hide! The split dog Drop bears Hoop snakes

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Graham Seal is Professor of Folklore at Curtin University, and a leading expert on traditional Australian culture.

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