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Strange Illuminations: Min Min Lights Australian Ghost Light Stories

Strange Illuminations: Min Min Lights Australian Ghost Light Stories The Min Min Light is a small, close to groundlevel, ball of light said to haunt particular localities in Australia. Early white settlers knew it as the willothe wisp and the jackolantern. Indigenous inhabitants called it the Dead Mens CampFire or the DebilDebil. Min Min Light narratives are examined with regard to motifs and narrative forms; the interpretations and beliefs engendered by the accounts; and the social context of a regional lore now utilised in tourism promotion. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Fabula de Gruyter

Strange Illuminations: Min Min Lights Australian Ghost Light Stories

Fabula , Volume 44 (1-2) – May 21, 2003

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Publisher
de Gruyter
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG
ISSN
0014-6242
eISSN
1316-0464
DOI
10.1515/fabl.2003.009
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Abstract

The Min Min Light is a small, close to groundlevel, ball of light said to haunt particular localities in Australia. Early white settlers knew it as the willothe wisp and the jackolantern. Indigenous inhabitants called it the Dead Mens CampFire or the DebilDebil. Min Min Light narratives are examined with regard to motifs and narrative forms; the interpretations and beliefs engendered by the accounts; and the social context of a regional lore now utilised in tourism promotion.

Journal

Fabulade Gruyter

Published: May 21, 2003

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