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The Dreamtime

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
80 pages
Published July 31st 1990 by Art Australia (first published 1965)
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Velvetink
This series by Mountford and Roberts are beautifully illustrated with gorgeous haunting paintings. I have the original editions and the Dreamtime stories come from all over Australia.
Velvetink
This series by Mountford and Roberts are beautifully illustrated with gorgeous haunting paintings. I have the original editions and the Dreamtime stories come from all over Australia.
Deborah Ideiosepius
I have just re-read this book after finding it among my mothers’ books. This was one of my first introductions to the myths of the Dreamtime and it was really enjoyable to read them again enhanced as they are by the wonderful art of Ainslie Roberts.

As an adult I know they are oversimplifications of stories, I know that the actual myths were heavily cleaned up by Western ‘collectors’ of Aboriginal mythology. I know that different tribes had very different interpretations of myths...

And yet this b
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Katharina
It was a good book and very interesting to read about the different myths of Australia. It also has some good lessons to teach.
Emma
May 08, 2015 Emma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very fascinating and some of them very chilling to think about! I enjoyed quite a few of these stories, and wish I'd been read more Dreamtime myths when I was a young child.
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