A collection of myths and legends from the Torres Straits that lie between Australia and Papua New Guinea.
Alfred C. Haddon curated this mythology collection from the stories he was told by the Torres Straits islanders. The Indigenous Melanesian peoples are geographically and culturally divided into five distinct groups. This volume organises the islanders’ legends by geographical order, beginning with the islands closest to New Guinea and progressing southward towards Muralug, the island closest to Cape York, Queensland.
Legends of the Torres Straits was first published in 1870 and has been proudly republished by Read & Co. Books in the Folklore History series. This rich collection of mythology is not to be missed by those interested in the indigenous peoples of Australia.