Fairy Tales in Australian Folklore – Jokes and Anecdotes

 

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Do you have a joke or anecdote that you would like to share? Contact us to discuss adding your piece of folklore to our collection.

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Anecdote: Brian McCarron, my Dad, runs U3A lectures on how to use digital cameras. He tells his students to keep notes as they go deeper into the camera menu so they can follow them back to the beginning, like Hansel and Gretel following the breadcrumbs safely home.

Source: Reilly McCarron

Informant’s notes: When I told my Dad I was co-founding an Australian fairy tale society, he told me this anecdote. I said ‘that’s folklore!’ and asked if I could include it in our folklore collection. I think this rather amused him, and he happily agreed. So here is the first piece in our collection. Thanks Dad!

AFTS notes: VIC narrative

Date of creation: 2012/13 – exact date unknown

Date added to collection: 31st March 2015

ATU: 327A, Meeting the Witch, Hansel and Gretel

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