What I like to say is this, "Why try and re-invent the wheel". " It has already been invented.
All over the world this place here where we live is known to be a place of special significance and it is. It is the land of the Dreaming.
The Warraaday are not stupid and they know to go there for breakfast and they will continue to go there while ever the food supply in that area lasts. Then, and only then will they move onto another more favourable place to look for their breakfast
That is what people should do. The should flee the scene when its not favourable any more for their health and well being. Our health is what determines whether we live or die early in our lives or have serious health issues. Our health is also important to the rearing of our children.
We have to teach the stories of the land to our children so they understand why and how it is so special. It is the only way to take back the sovereignty of the care taker role of looking after this special country where we live.
This country is unique and with it holds the balance of the earth. This is the place of YULUDARLA .. the All father, the first being.. The hero Ancestor and he called himself Mindii in the North
Gabaa say he is the first man in Australia who showed how to do things. Perhaps Yuludarla brought himself into the world. The same being is recognised by neighbouring tribes by different names. Magindaya among the Yaygirr, Wirruung among the Dhanggati and Baayami mong the Gamilaraay.
Yuladarla is associated with GURRUUJA - the wet lands at Half Way Creek, from where he went into the sea.
Gumbaynggirr Language Dictionary - Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Co-Op 2008.
Image by Mezza - Warraaday Bandu Migan ( Ducks in the daylight)