Description - Two Rainbow Serpents Travelling by Jeremy Beckett
`Corner Country', where Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales now
converge, was in Aboriginal tradition crisscrossed by the tracks of the mura,
ancestral beings, who named the country as they travelled, linking place to
language. Reproduced here is the story of the two Ngatyi, Rainbow Serpents,
who travelled from the Paroo to the Flinders Ranges and back as far as
Yancannia Creek, where their deep underground channels linked them back to
the Paroo. Jeremy Beckett recorded these stories from George Dutton and Alf
Barlow in 1957. Luise Hercus, who has worked on the languages in the area for
many years, has collaborated with Jeremy Beckett to analyse the names and
identify the places.
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