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Philosophia
November 6th, 2006, 07:09 PM
Australian folklore

Australia has a very diverse background, both indigenous and non-indigenous, and with it comes a wide variety of legends and folklore.
Here are some links to websites that are about Australian folklore:
Australian Folklore (http://www.acn.net.au/articles/folklore/)
Folklore Australia (http://members.iinet.net.au/~cknow/)
Australian Folklore - Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_folklore)
Warren Fahey - Australian folklorist (http://www.warrenfahey.com/wf_intro.html)

Here are some famous folklores and mythologies:

Blue Mountains panther
Bunyip
Bush Studies
Bush dance
Martin Cash
Drop bear
Fisher's ghost
Geelong Keys
Gippsland phantom cat
Greta Bunyip
Lawrence Kavenagh
Dan Kelly (bushranger)
Ned Kelly
Lasseter's Reef
Mahogany Ship
Marree Man
Charlie McKeahnie
Min Min light
Moondyne Joe
Nullarbor Nymph
Harry Power
Speewah
Streets of Forbes
Waltzing Matilda
Waratah (ship)
Captain Thunderbolt
Yowie (cryptid)

Agaliha
November 6th, 2006, 08:25 PM
Oh, interesting! I've looked Australian mythology up before, awhile back. Thanks for posting :) I think the Oceania region is one that is ofren forgotten on here.

Infinite Grey
November 7th, 2006, 05:38 AM
Oh, interesting! I've looked Australian mythology up before, awhile back. Thanks for posting :) I think the Oceania region is one that is ofren forgotten on here.

It's silly that it is... Australia has some of the oldest landscapes and the (traditional) Aboriginals hold the pinnacle in nature based spirituality... so at one with their environment that they were actually part of the echo-system. 60,000 to 40,000 years of isolation will do that to people ;)

Agaliha
November 7th, 2006, 05:50 AM
It's silly that it is... Australia has some of the oldest landscapes and the (traditional) Aboriginals hold the pinnacle in nature based spirituality... so at one with their environment that they were actually part of the echo-system. 60,000 to 40,000 years of isolation will do that to people ;)

Yup. Aboriginals, according to a show om PBS that did genetic research are the second major migration. They're a very ancient people.
Online NewsHour: Search for Ancestors | Map of Human Migration | PBS (http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0geuoB2VlBF0P8AijpXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTE3M2IwaG9zBGNvbG8DZQRsA1dTMQRwb3MDMgRzZWMDc3IEdnRpZANFMjYyX zEwMA--/SIG=12q7mp81b/EXP=1162979318/**http%3a//www.pbs.org/newshour/indepth_coverage/science/dna/timeline.html)