CARROLL, Lewis (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), 1832-1898; KER WILSON, Barbara (ed.); SEWELL, Byron S. (illustrator)
Alitji in dreamland = Alitjinya ngura tjukurmankuntjala / adapted and translated from Lewis Carroll’s story, Alice’s adventures in Wonderland
by Nancy Sheppard ; illustrations by Byron S. Sewell ; edited by Barbara Ker Wilson. Adelaide : University of Adelaide, 1975. First edition. Small oblong quarto, publisher’s pictorial papered boards (small scuff mark to upper board), pp xiii, 103, sepia illustrations throughout, parallel text in English and Pitjantjatjara; a near fine copy.
An Aboriginal version of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s adventures in Wonderland. The Pitjantjatjara translation of the story transforms Carroll’s creatures into more familiar species for Central Australia, so that, for example, the White Rabbit becomes a White Kangaroo with dilly bag and digging sticks.