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Seven Sisters Creation Lore – East Coast Australia – Wiangaree Boojeram Gawari

7 sisters - wollumbin caldera - labledThe Wiangarie, the Seven Sisters,  are significant creation beings for all of the Feathered Serpent Lore Traditions across Australia …..it metaphorically explains the prehistoric lore of the explosion of water and life on a previously barren  primordial earth…..

“I want to share with you important creation lore – the Yoocum Yoocum Bootheram Lore about how aquatic and terrestrial life emerged on this planet way back in the Dreamtime…..this Bootheram  metaphorically narrates the creation of life in the waters and its emergence onto land…… and the strict rules of marriage from the heavens which ensures increase, and not extinction, of all species ”…..

“It is called a “Boodharam gawari”, which means story ‘run’, or Songline, with all of the associated djurebil, sacred sites, connected across the landscape, and in the sky”…..

Men and Women share the same sky when teaching Lore, and so the same creation spirits, or Sky Ancestors, appear again and again throughout the Bootheram’s….but all appear in the sky together and the stars can be read like a story board…making all Bootheram lore uncorruptible ”….emu dragonfly milkyway

“The Wiangarie, the Seven Sisters, are Sky Ancestors who travelled through the primordial landscape of the Alcheringa with their magic digging sticks ‘ganay’ to make the first fresh water springs in the terrestrial Dreamtime before ascending back to the heavens with their Grandmother, the Rainbow Serpent – Warrazum…… Way back when the earth was just beginning …in the Alcheringa”.

 “The Wiangaree are ancient Water Lubra Spirits whose ongoing celestial dance creates our sacred Skinlore Kinship cycles…. The Wiangaree brought to the surface, and from the heavens, the gift of sacred water –  unifying ALL LIFE on this planet……every species….

It is the Women’s Water Lore which we still use today – which can be found all over the planet ……its tracked using a galactic pentagram , guarded by the two spirit dogs, Innernoogun and Burranjarnee, whose celestial bodies are hidden in plain sight around the constellation of Orion,  with their terrestrial bodies forming the landscape  of the Wollumbin Caldera Terra-henge – in the Ngarakbul ancestral estate of the most eastern Volcano of the Australian continent ….

 BandjalangClan mapBul” is their word for Tree….they are Bird Tribes, birds dwell in trees, and each tribal Clan is responsible for a Totemic Tree…..Githa-bul, Ngarak-bul, Whaili-bul, etc “

“The Seven Sisters “Boodharam gawari” begins off Evans Head, way out under the sea…that was once exposed land back in the Dreamtime…..and before invasion that whole area was  Whailibul land….. and is now known as Bandjalang Clan territory,  at Evans Head…

The Whailibul [Bandjalang] Clan are one of the marriage clans of the Ngarakbul and Githabul…. the Wiangaree Boodharam gawari travels through the waters – up the ancient Clarence River to meet with the other marriage clans……Wayal Balun is what they call the river of the Milkyway, which is mirrored onto the land as the mighty Clarence “…..

In the Mebbini [Eagle] forest below the Pinnacle, Coowarragum, of  the Wollumbin Caldera is the Coowaragum Skinlore Djurebil [sacred site]  ….. a very ancient stone Lore Ring in the forests below the Winagarie Forest… now renamed the Border Ranges”…………

Journeying through the Jurassic  forests of the Wollumbin Caldera came the Rainbow Serpent – Warrazum ……. that’s how the  Warrazumbil Wilderness got its name.….   It is the abode of the Rainbow serpent …..it travels west to align with the djurebil of the Githabul ancestral estate, of the Grandfather Spirit ”….

“Ngarakbul Lore Woman and invasion survivor Charlotte Brown, inherited the custodianship of Yar Birrain – Mount Warning and the Ngarakbul Lore from her Grandfather King Brown of Wollumbin who was the keeper of was the first Origine’ Lore of this continent at the time of invasion”…..

“In order for the Skinlore, Kinship and Starlore Bootheram’s of the Rainbow Serpent and Nguthungulli, to survive the genocide and invasion process, the lore had to go underground…but it was never lost”…….

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Euston Williams – Githabul – Skinlore marriage – Charlotte Brown – Ngarakbul

“The Origine’  people didn’t come here from another place ….they were made here, by Nguthungulli – he is the creator…and he made the first people out of the earth” …..

“Charlotte Brown was the daughter of Mary Brown, a full blooded Ngarakbul woman, who had seven children with King Brown ….four daughters and three sons ….all of them married proper tribal skinlore way, following the sacred starlore cycles, within triangles of each clans respective territorial boundaries”

“Muldoom was a fully initiated ‘marugun’- which means a Senior Lore Man, and he was from the Bandjalang Clan  [Whailubul] of Dirrawong – Evans Head … He married ‘Black Mary’ Brown, the eldest of the four ‘Brown’ daughters of the Ngarakbul clan”….

“Muldoom and Mary’s union was the last full tribal marriage to take place on Dirrawong – Goanna Headland”…..

“Ngarakbul, Githabul and Whailibul [Bandjalang] are three of the twelve clan marriage triangles of the eight skins of the Feathered Serpent traditions…and each with their own sacred ‘Bul” – Tree Totems”….

“The Wiangaree Boodharam gawari governs all of  the kinship skinlore and it comes directly from the Star Ancestors…..it is written in the sky and onto the ancestral landscapes…it is very sacred to  the Origine’ people…..the stars align at certain time every year and ignite our djurebil here on the earths surface….refreshing the Bootheram…increasing life and ensuring survival”.

“All of  the creation Bootheram is told in metaphor… Bootheram of the journeys and adventures of our Sky Ancestors are describing significant earth events…geological, hydrological, evolutionary, atmospheric, galactic events”….. 

coowarragum starcycles with pentagrams“The Wollumbin Caldera is the ceremonial and ritual forum of the Skinlore Starlore cycles…. people would come here to ritually celebrate since time immemorial at the Pinnacle Coowarragum Stone complex…..This sacred djurebil ‘record’s the galactic time cycles of our galaxy”…..

“Time and space  govern all of life and the sacred marriage lore’s, are mythologized  by the Sky Ancestors,  Leho and Leva ….the handsome Bullughan and beautiful Ggawungan….. Sky ancestor spirits”…..

 “All Starlore Bootheram Skinlore/Kinships commence on the east coast of Australia in the ancestral lands of the Bird Tribes……It starts here because the stars rise above the landscape from the east FIRST  …and travel HOME to the west …to the oldest terrestrial land on the planet…The West Kimberley – the first land to emerge from the primordial sea in the Alcheringa – 3,600million years ago”….

“The mighty Clarence River – Wayal, Balun which in Ngarakbul Githabul dialect means Milkyway, flows from the Great Artesian Basin – the ancient freshwater seas of the Rainbow Serpent creation….the Yoocum Yoocum frontier was once a vast area bound by the ancient River, and their creation Bootheram uses all the stars as the story board to tell of creation”…..

“The Wiangaree Boodharam gawari, relates how seven beautiful spirit women descend to earth at Dirrawong, Goanna Headland in the ancestral lands of the WhailibulBandjalang Clan, and journey up into the headwaters of the primordial Clarence River into Ngarakbul and Githabul ancestral estates”….

“Wiangaree Boodharam gawari  is the lore of the journey of the Rainbow Serpent and the Seven sisters –  as they dig the freshwater springs and seed the waters with life – it begins way back in the alcheringa – the beginning of the Dreamtime….the Cretaceous epoch  ”….

“After the cretaceous creation epoch, the Seven Sisters send the world to sleep,  wrapped in a blanket of ice and return to the to ‘Sky River’ to look down upon creation with the other Sky Ancestors …. Millennia passes and one day they looked down and saw life on earth awakening and blossoming…..They sort to return to earth to satisfy their curiosity”….. 

“These girls were all very clever and they possessed ritual digging sticks, ‘ganay’……. inside their sticks they had secret charms….Elemental forces which they could use to protect themselves from their enemies”…….. 

“Each day on earth the Wiangaree went hunting…. seeking water snake and gathering yam’s in the bush, and they carried their yam sticks with them”…….

Koorumbyn“A Balogun, a TALL handsome young man of the Ngarkabul, named Kurrumbil, [Currum or Gurum -Bil ]  was following a flock of Gurumanmir, Grey Kangaroo accompanied by his two hunting dogs……

“As they hunted they encountered the group of beautiful women travelling together……. Kurrumbil thought them to be initiates engaged on their ritual quests into womanhood, so he dared not approach them….if the Wuyan, cleverman, Burrigan, knew he saw the girls, there would be trouble”…..

“But that night he dreamed of the women, and day after day he and his two dogs followed them, watching from the cover of the forest…. and each day he felt his desire for the girls growing…. wanting them for his wives…….Kurrumbil knew it would be dangerous and difficult to catch one of these women…so he resolved to track them and wait for his chance”….

“All the next day he followed them….When they stopped to make camp Kurrumbil stepped out from the forest, and came  face to face with the two youngest sisters….He grasped them both around the waist and held them firmly…”I want to make you my wives”, he said …..the sisters protested loudly…..they warned Kurrumbil  that they were  his tribal sisters and therefore any association  would be punished severely under Lore”……

Koorumbyn Creek - mount warning - 1933 mapKurrumbil laughed at them…and carried them both off to his mountain camp at the base of a great pine tree….suddenly,  using the powers of their magical sticks,  the two sisters summoned the waters of the creek in the camp,   ‘Kurrumbyn’,  to rise up and  wash Kurrumbil down the mountain and out the mouth of the Ngarakbul River – the Tweed……They then left the mountain and traveled back to their sisters” ….

“Kurrumbil however would not be deterred so easily….. he was obsessed with the beautiful young girls…He decided to pursue them with even more stealth”….

“One day, having again been hunting in the mountains with his dogs, he came upon the Wiangaree when the they had stopped to bathe in the cool waters of the river – Wayal-Balun…… the women had left their magical yam sticks leaning against a tree growing beside the river while they swam”….

“As  the Wiangaree laughed and played in the water Kurrumbil crept to the base of the tree and stole the magic digging sticks and hid them along the rivers  banks ……but he kept the ‘ganay’ of the youngest sister…She was the one he desired most”….

“When the Wiangaree returned from bathing they discovered the theft and began to search along the rivers banks…..It was late afternoon before they recovered them, but there was still only six of the ‘ganay’….

“It’s time to make camp” the eldest said, so leaving the youngest to search alone, the other sisters walked away”…

“Kurrumbil, watching from the forest, saw his chance…..He waited until she came close then crept behind her and captured the young girl…She of course did not have her yam stick with her so he was able to carry her off to his own camp at the base of the  great pine tree”…..

Mt Warning - star Trails - Ryan Fowler photography
Mt Warning – star Trails – Ryan Fowler photography

“The Wiangaree sisters were furious when they found their youngest sister was missing…..They knew it was Kurrumbil again, so they began to plan to rescue their Sister and to punish him for his crime”……

“The eldest sister wanted to send a fierce storm ’warimay’ of wind and rain to tear up the tree and crash branches down on Kurrumbil to kill him” …

The other Sisters were afraid that their youngest sister might also lose her life by the falling branches” …

“One of the eldest suggested they should go away to the west where they knew the winter lived and send back long nights of frost and freezing winds to punish Kurrumbil…… ’bagaywena’- to darken the earth and freeze him” ….

“It was agreed to journey far into the west…..they found the winter and sent back frost and exceptionally severe weather to the camp where Kurrumbil and the girl were living …so cold that Kurrumbil almost died”….

“The youngest sister whom he had captured did not feel the terrible cold because her older sisters had asked their Grandmother- Warrazum to secretly send her charmed yam stick to her…she summoned the element of fire and was magically protected….. Kurrumbil shivered and suffered severely and as the snow began to fall ‘bina’…..it wasn’t long before he became ill from the cold and  darkness and was glad to release the girl back to her sisters”……wiangaree forest - 7 sisters

“The Wiangaree then decided that they should not cause any more hardship to the earth by the severe cold, so they decided to travel far into the east in search of warmth and summer….At Winter solstice they appeared in  the east, traveling with the Whale Spirits ….and brought with them the warm rays of mother sun to melt the frost and ice”….

“They did not wish to harm the Bird Tribes further, they only wished to rescue their sister from Kurrumbil and punish him for breaking the Lore” …

“The Wiangaree then left the earth altogether and travelled back into the sky, where the constellation known as the Pleiades “Waringehn’ still represents their camp on the riverbank of Wayal-Balun”……

“After the departure of the Wiangaree, Kurumbil was lonely….He looked far and wide for another wife, this time determined to comply with the marriage rules of his people…… He found a young woman who belonged to the Kooran section, a beautiful young girl whom he wished to marry…….. Unfortunately, she was already married to a man named Bullabogabun, a great warrior” …..

“Again Kurrumbil broke Lore …..He succeeded in seducing the young wife and she agreed to run away with him”…..

Currumbin
Currumbin

“Kurrumbil and the young wife travelled along the coast to make a new camp away  from her husband…..they arrived at Kurrumbin – which mean’s Kurrum’s camp …a significant place on the Gold Coast now known as Currumbin in Ngarakbul country [ Ngar-ahn-g-bal]”………..

“When Bullabogabun discovered that his wife had eloped he followed in a great fury……arriving at the camp and then chasing the lovers through the landscape”…….

“In order to escape his pursuer, Kurrumbil returned to his Pine tree camp, and climbed up to hide amongst the topmost branches…… Bullabogabun was furious, so he gathered all the wood he could find and piled it into a heap at the base of the tree…… He set fire to the sticks and burnt the huge pine tree to cinders” …

“As the flames reached high into the air, Kurrumbil was carried with them far into the sky, where he remains today near the Wiangaree as the star Aldebaran, and he now follows the Wiangaree sisters eternally, just as he did in his youth”……

“Every year the Wiangaree reappear…rising from the east in the ocean off Ngarakbul ancestral estate – always on winter solstice–  always travelling with the whale spirits ‘wardham’….. together they bring with them the skinlore and of promise of pleasant warm weather returning to those who uphold the lore….whale pleiades migration

After which they gradually disappear towards the west…… This reminds us they are preparing to send the cold and winter to warn the Tribes men not to carry off a woman of the wrong kin, but to always choose proper wives as the Skinlore says they should”….

Like the Yoocum Yoocum , the Mirning Moiety of the Nullabor in South Australia, and the Arrente of Uluru are ancient moieties who observe the same Rainbow Serpent and Seven Sisters Skinlore kinships, and the same Starlore …and the same Whale Dreaming … This illustrates how Boodharam gawari links people to country, and metaphorically relates complex scientific evolutionary processes…this wealth of living cultural knowledge survived invasion and was maintained through proper Skinlore Marriage given to us by our Sky Ancestors…because we followed the natural lore our ancestral ties remain unbroken right across Australia”

 “That’s the creation Lore of the Whailubul , Ngarakbul and Githabul women about the Wiangaree Boodjeram gawari”………

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The Sacred Spring – Birth of a Continent in Aboriginal Lore.

digging sisters - sacred springLake Carpentaria is a significant creation site for all of the Feathered Serpent Lore Traditions …..it is the prehistorical lore of how Australia became an Island.

“Lake Carpentaria was once located where the Gulf of Carpentaria is now – between northern Queensland and the Northern Territory of Australia …….I want to share with you an important creation lore – its an Ngarakbul Githabul Whailubul Bootheram Lore about how this continent Australia became an island way back in the Dreamtime…..this Bootheram  metaphorically narrates the sinking of the geological land bridge that once linked the big island of Australia to Old World India,  way back in the dreamtime”…..

It is called  a “Boodharam gawari”, which means story ‘run’, or Songline, with all of the associated djurebil, sacred sites, connected across the landscape, and in the sky”…..

 “Way back, long before modern history records, the old world kingdom of prehistoric India was under attack by ancient northern invaders…..The invaders came down from the headwaters of the Indus –  in the Tibetan Plateau…..The Bootheram describes it as  a ‘war in the centre of the earth’…….people were fleeing for their lives because of geological upheaval and genocide of tribal groups was occuring ”….

“The Bootheram sings about the people the old Bird Tribes had to fight in that prehistoric war…they say that they wore  a kind of turban thing on their heads which would  slip off and you’d see their long hair fall down backwards….Like all our creation lore , it’s  very ancient”……Invasion route - labelled

“More than 70,000 years ago, or even older, the first wave of iceage migration came travelling out of Africa…..then it was over 40,000 years before they began the journey down the land bridge  toward the ancestral estates of the Bird Tribes”……

“The old people always knew, since the Alcheringa, which is a Ngarakbul Githabul word for “in the beginning”, that this land was once one whole island from here to Asia.… The Feathered Serpent Moieties  didn’t come to this land, they were made here, by Nguthungulli. God…they have always been here”……..

“It was a very turbulent world in those ancient days , which is why the Bootheram records it …the Bird Tribes sent their cleverest ones, who were magic – to defend them….the Wuyan – and travelling with them was the cleverest of all – Buluggahn ….The Wuyan journeyed  up the old-world land bridge to fight…. and  successfully defended Australia from foreign invasion – way back then” ……

Stan Williams was an initiated Lore Keeper, his mother was Charlotte Brown from the Ngarakbul estate, of the Tweed Volcano – Charlotte was the daughter of Mary Brown, a full blooded Ngarakbul woman, who had seven children ….four daughters and three sons ….all of them married proper tribal skinlore way, following the sacred starlore cycles, within triangles of each clans respective territorial boundaries“…  

Stan Williams - Duroom - age 34 - Woodenbong - Tindale“Muldoom was a fully initiated ‘marugun’- which means a Senior Lore Man, and he was from the Whialabul Bandjalang Clan of Dirrawong – Evans Head … He married ‘Black Mary’ Brown, the eldest of the four ‘Brown’ daughters of the Ngarakbul clan”….

“Muldoom and Mary’s union was the last full tribal marriage to take place on Dirrawong – Goanna Headland”…..

“Ngarakbul, Githabul and Bandjalang are one of the twelve clan marriage triangles of the eight skins of the Feathered Serpent traditions”…..

“The following is a Bootheram Muldoom taught to protect and teach…. this same Bootheram gawari [story run] has been faithfully passed down in the moiety family lines since the beginning of the dreamtime…… It links the people together throughout time ”……

It is called ‘Boodjeram Mugul...it means Sacred Spring”…..

 “ In the beginning of the world, the Alcheringa,  there were three spirit beings…

“There was Nguthungulli, Bulugahn and Gawunggan”…..

Nguthungulli is what the Ngarakbul Githabul call God ….he is eternal and omnipotent”…..

Leho - teacher of the LoreBulugahn means a handsome male spirit being;  and Gawunggan means a beautiful female spirit being”……

“Buluggahn [pronounced Bu-loo-gun ] was the most handsome man in the whole world”…..

Gawunggan [Ga-oon-gan or Guangun] was the most beautiful woman in the whole world”…

“The are Sky Ancestors, like  Adam and Eve…..the Ngarakbul and Githabul also call them Leho and Leva or Bullogan and Koombarra……. Everyone can see them appearing together in the stars -Wayal Balun – means river of the Milkyway……..They appear at specific times of the year to mark the cycle of  each year”…..

These two sky ancestors are the principal deities of  the sacred marriage Skinlore given to the Origine’ peoples by Nguthungulli – their Father, GOD, who is also in the stars of the milkyway- ‘Balun, Wayal’”…

“Buluggahn resides in the heavens, but he is coming back some day……He is Burram Yanbuhyn – a teacher of the lore – and he is above all the tribal wuyhans, the cleverfellers …He is one of the greatest sky ancestors….During his ‘time’ on earth he and his companions travel,  creating,  and have many adventure quests which form all the ceremonial ritual and traditional lore’s and custom’s”…..

“There was a sacred spring – Boodjeram Mugul  ….It is now known as the Gulf of Carpentaria in Queensland and the geologists call it the Lake of Carpentaria…..It belonged to Nguthungulli– he created the land with the Rainbow Serpent, and the Seven Sisters bringing the waters….This Lake is very sacred  to the Origine’ people and no one was ever allowed to go near it – it used to be Fresh water”….

“That same fresh water still flows under this continent in a vast underground basin, connecting  into the headwaters of the mighty rivers flowing from Githabul ancestral estate….flowing all the way from the planets central continents…from the old glaciers of the Indus…and, before invasion,  the ancestral name of the Eastern Australian Rivers was the Indi ”…..

“Way back in the Alcheringa this land was one whole land from here to India…..then  there was great upheaval upon earth…..earthquakes, floods, glaciers melting, land movement…..  and there was a great war -the old world was under attack….it was being invaded from the northern tribes who had grown strong and forgotten the lore”….

“There was a Buyuhyn a man who had two wives- Budharbalahgan……. He wanted to go with the other Bird men to fight the invaders….. But he didn’t want his wives to follow him to India…so he took his war-club and beat his wives, almost to death…He did that so they wouldn’t follow him……  Then he went with the other men to ganar– war”…..

“When the men were gone, those two women started talking…We will go to the sacred spring”, they said”…..

Boodjeram Mugul - milkywayThose two women broke the lore and went to Nguthungulli’s spring, and they took their magic yam digging sticks with them……  From the spring, one went digging this way and one went digging that way…”Barwur bulahnggi – Let’s  keep digging till we meet together”, they said”….

“As they dug the water from the spring followed them….creating a big island…… Where they met, way down south, one water goes this way and the other water goes the other way…it is the roughest water in the world”…..

“When the war had finished the men tried to return home….but the bridge was gone and in its place was an ocean of water”

“Nguthungulli’s son, the Buluggahn, was with them…….  He began to sing … It was a magic song that made islands and mountains rise out of the water…Then using their burbi bugur, which is a magic string that they pull out of their mouths, the Wuyan -clever-fellers threw the magic string far across the water…making an invisible bridge so they could not be followed , they crossed over it from island to island, until they landed back in Australia”…..

“When the spirit men got back, they knew what had happened…and they blamed Buyuhyn for beating up his two wives…….so they punished him for breaking lore….he was banished to become an island off the northern coast of Carpentaria”….

“Then the men went looking for the two women, Budharbalahgan……they found them talking together way down in the ancient country of the Great Australian Bight …….and they punished them there for breaking the lore like their husband…… the Wuyan’s, turned those women into stone and banished them for eternity as well” …

“Those stones are part of Australian waters to this day…..two more famous islands off South Australia ”

 “Afterwards the Wuyan returned up the “Indi” to the most eastern coastal volcano lands of the Feathered Serpent tibes…… they never went back fighting anymore……  The Bird Tribes lost touch with the outside world…… and the clever ones watched the sky for the signs of when another wave of refugees would come……. This all happened way back in the Alcheringa”…….

grandmother whale and wollumbin

Like the Bird Tribe, the Mirning Moiety of the Nullabor in South Australia  observe the same Rainbow Serpent and Seven Sisters Skinlore kinships, and the same Starlore… This illustrates how Boodharam gawari links people to country, and metaphorically relates complex scientific evolutionary processes…this wealth of living cultural knowledge survived invasion and was maintained through proper Skinlore Marriage given to us by our Sky Ancestors…because we followed the natural lore our ancestral ties remain unbroken right across Australia”  

“That’s the creation Lore of the Boodjeram Mugul gawari”….

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Burrigan -Springbrook National Park, Natural Bridge and Toonumbar National Park

NaturalBridge-Springbrook-Burrigan - Natural BridgeBurrigan -Springbrook National Park, Natural Bridge and Toonumbar National Park are connected sacred sites – from the Rainbow Serpent Creation Lore 

“I want to share with you a sacred creation Lore from the Dreamtime ….It comes from the Yoocum Yoocum moiety and they call their lore ‘Bootheram’ or ‘Boojeram’….Boodjera means Love ……Creation is about Love stories” …….

“This Bootheram involves a ‘complex’ of connected Djurebil, sacred sites of lore,  located high on the Mesa’s of the Wollumbin Caldera- The Springbrook National Park and  the  Lamington National Park of the McPherson Ranges in Queensland  and then on the New South Wales  side of the border, in the Border Ranges which the Ngarakbul and Githabul call Wiangaree…then,  on up into Focal Peak Volcano –  Toonumbar National Park in Githabul Country ”……

-“The whole of the Wollumbin Caldera rim has many significant Feathered Serpent Starlore, Marriage Lore, Creation Lore and Increase and initiation ritual sites, which the Yoocum Yoocum call ‘Djurebil’ …….the sites associated with Warrazum , the Rainbow Serpent are most sacred…but they don’t just stop at Wollumbin……..like the waters,  they travel through the landscape….. Lore, Land and Language are linked “……

“Scattered throughout the landscape, aligned to star cycles, the most sacred Bootheram’s span either side of the gazetted commonwealth border……Half in New South Wales and the other half in Queensland…This was a very deliberate action by colonial authorities to eradicate evidence of prior occupation.  Targeting the most powerful djurebil Bootheram sites…. attempting to sever the head of the Rainbow Serpent…..and so, like the Rainbow Serpent of the Dreamtime,  the  lore went ‘underground,  to survive…but now it is time to bring this beautiful truth out of the darkness and back  into the light where it belongs “….

Burrigan - spring Brook - labelled

“I want to share with you a Ngarakbul Githabul Bootheram about Natural Bridge in the Springbrook National Park …..it is the home of the Kalibal or Gullival tribe  of the Yoocum Yoocum moiety…it is an Eel djurebil increase site…. and, more importantly,  this place is spiritually, geologically and ritually connected to Banyara, also known as Dome Mountain in Toonumbar National Park in Kitabal or Githabul Country – through the waters……….. Githabul are one of the marriage clan’s of Ngarakbul…from the  Yoocum Yoocum ”…

Dome Mountain- toonumbar national park

 

“Banyara is one of the most significant spiritual sites of the Githabul and an intrinsic facet of their Bootheram Creation Lore”… this djurebil is sacred to their people for the purpose of manipulating the rain…..it is one of the sites associated with the Rainbow Serpent, Warrazum.

” The Githabul people go to Banyara,   to the djurebil , and talk to the Warrzum,  and rain comes and floods all the creeks and valleys….fertilising the land”……

“The Warrazum is a protector of their people….it will often make a noise like thunder in the mountains and if any of the Githabul people are sick this noise is heard…..The Warrazum is friendly the Githabul, but dangerous to strangers”….

“Grandmother Rainbow Serpent, Warrzum, and the Seven Sisters, Wiangarie , created the primordial waters long before Nguthungulli created the people…. Way back in  the alcheringa, the beginning , there was no plants or animals…the earth was still new”….

“Warrzum and Wiangaree came in to the ancient country through the waters – bringing the fresh water of life….way back in the dreamtime……. the  landscape was  very different to the one we have today ……the volcanos had only just been sung from the sea, Burraga”….

“The Warrzum and the Wiangaree, , travelled into the primordial landscape– Warrzum carved the underground caverns… creating underground rivers under the volcanos….cooling the ancient landscape, all the way across the continent…..and the Wiangaree , the Seven Sisters, used their magic digging sticks to release the springs of fresh water throughout the prehistoric lands”…

“This lore is imparting prehistoric knowledge in an Origine’ metaphor for the Seven Sisters Super Nova which regularly explodes sending Comet’s loaded with water to  impact upon the planet – and the Starlore cycles are important to determining when such near earth events  are likely to be”…..  

“Githabul Country is where the coastal rivers connect with the ancient artesian basin – under our continent, Australia….and our Women’s Water Lore teaches us how through the waters how all life is created and connected” …..

Burrigan - jesus - labelled

“Burrigan is the name the Yoocum Yoocum call Springbrook Mountain ….you look at that mountain , perfectly balanced…mirrored …abundant with creeks, waterfalls, and caves….It is a very  sacred place of the Sky Ancestors”…

“Burrigan is the Yoocum Yoocum sky ancestor akin to  Jesus…. Burrigan is one of the son’s of Nguthungulli, our Father..Burrigan is a Burram Yanbuhyn-  a teacher of the lore  – instructing how to be a good moral being and live in unity with all creation ”….

“In the days of the Dreaming, a very long time long after Warrazum and the Wiangaree had come to create the waters….and a very long time after Nguthungulli had first seeded the land, the land was abundant and life on earth flourished  …

“And in time Nguthungulli made the first bird tribes – the first Origine’  people”…

“Way back in the dreaming there was a war…the first war….the bird tribes went to war with the snake tribes …. and so Nguthungulli sent his son , Burrigan,  to earth to teach the lore of how to live in unity – one earth one sky one lore ”…..

Burrigan - spring Brook - labelled

“Burrigan had two dogs…sacred sky ancestor dogs, a gift from his father to help him to hunt….Burrigan made his first camp on the bank of a creek… In the Dreamtime the coast went out miles further to the east….right out into todays ocean…….so in the dreamtime, Buirrigan’s  camp was out where the sea is now,  way out from Currumbin, on the southern gold coast”…

“One day Burrigan went into the water to bathe…….A large Wardham – water serpent, some say it was the ancestor of the Eel, rose to the surface and swallowed Burrigan, and for days he remained inside the body of  the Warrazum…..and that Warrazum began to travel underground…..through the waters….eroding the  mountains of the volcano”…

“After three days that Rainbow Serpent came to its sacred underground cavern, inside a newly forming Springbrook Mountain….it entered the cave and lay down to sleep… at once Burrigan made his escape from inside its sleeping body but he was trapped under the earth and so he sang to his dogs and the sky ancestors to come and give him strength”….

“But Warrazum heard the song and awoke…..and began to fight with Burrigan – and the cave began to collapse…water began rushing down the mountain ….Burrigan and the Warrazum continue fighting on through the landscape carving the Numinbah Valley …creating  the Nerang River, which is sacred to the Ngarakbul ”….

Springbrook - glow worms - natual bridge ...Burrigan - labelled“Burrigan returned to the cave in the mountain, to become the spirit of the cave – and there he lives to this very day……inside his sacred mountain here on earth ….At night Burrigan sings to the spirit of his Sky Ancestors who sent him down to earth…, and they light his cave…..just as the Stars Ancestors light the heavens every evening”….

“And every time the people look at that Springbrook Mountain we remember our Father and the lore of unity of all life that he gifted ….and we remember Burrigan and his heroic deeds from our Dreamtime Bootheram ….the natural lore of the Sky Ancestors”….

Springbrook - natural bridge ...Burrigan

“This ancient Lore links the Yoocum Yoocum to country, governs their ritual and ceremonial traditions, and through proper Skinlore Marriage given by Sky Ancestors, the ancestral ties remain unbroken since the alcheringa – ‘the beginning”……

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