Posted on 21-12-2012

Australian Legendary Tales, collected by Mrs K Langloh Parker and introduced by Andrew Lang and Wandjuk Marika. Illustrated by Rex Backhaus-Smith. The Bodley Head in Australia, Sydney 1978

A re-issue in one volume of two important 19th century folk tale collections, Australian Legendary Tales and More Australian Legendary Tales, which first appeared in 1896 and 1898 respectively. The chapter heading illustrations were specially commissioned from the Queensland artist, Rex Backhaus-Smith.