The story of Atmer and Gelam

Mer Island minimapThe story of Atmer and Gelam told by Elimo Tapim. Mer Island, Torres Strait.

A mother's trickery and lies cause Gelam, a skillful hunter, to flee his island in a wooden dugong and travel eastward - a journey that eventuates in creation of the islands of Mer, Waier and Dauar.

For acknowledgements, transcription and translation, see ReTold - Gelam

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