How did the echidna get his spikes? How was the Murray River made? Filled with mythical, half-human, half-animal beings like the Rainbow Snake and the woman who changed into a kangaroo, this extraordinary collection of legends and fables explains how the animals and birds appeared in Australia, and how the lakes, rivers and mountains were made.
Gathered from all over Australia, these legends have been passed down through the tribes for thousands of years. Here they are retold for a new generation of readers.