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BIYIGI

Father Sky and Mother Earth had four children: Sun, Moon, Sea and Rock. 

Sun and Moon created servants that they called: Cloud, Wind, Rain, Stars and Storms. Sun and Moon lived with father Sky.

This is my Biyigi, you may know it as Sun.

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goorijin bajenhamul

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Family is very important not only to Quandamoooka people but also First Nations people. We love and respect our people and treasure our Elders.

Goorijin means ancesters, Baje Nhamul means our children's children.

 

This is my Goorijin Bajenhamul, or what you may know as your family or your mob. 

quandamooka

There are four animals that are important to the Quandamooka people.

 

Kabul the Carpet Snake which is our totem.

Yalilingbila the whale.

Yungan the Dugong.

Talobila the Dolphin. 

This is Quandamooka, and these are our animals. 

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Dreamtime

Father Sky and Mother earth had four children: Sun, Moon, Sea and Rock. 

Sun and Moon had servants that they called Clouds, Wind, Rain and Storms.
Whilst Rock's servants were Trees, Birds, Animals, Reptiles and Insects. 

All servants are found in Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), which is our Quandamooka Dreamtime. 

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Barbung Jingingarra

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Father Sky and Mother Earth had four children: Sun, Moon, Sea and Rock. 

Sea's servants were Ocean, Tides, Currents and Gales. Sea and his servants lived between Father Sky and Mother Earth. 

The sea produces wonderful Jingingarra, or as you may know them, oysters. 

Manjar Jimmahri

Father Sky and Mother Earth had four children: Sun, Moon, Sea and Rock. 

Rock created Mountains and Hills to protect his servants. Rock's servants included trees, plants, grass and flowers.

This is my Manjar Jimmahri, or as you may know, Eucalyptus flowers. 

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moongalba

Moongalba is a sitting down place on our tribal ground Minjerribah. The tribe would gather here and take care of tribal business.

Moongalba was also used by Oodgeroo Noonuccal as an educational centre. Oodgeroo, or Kathleen Jean Mary Ruska was my Grandma Lucy's youngest sister. In 1988 she adopted the name Oodgeroo (meaning paperbark) Noonuccal. Oodgeroo was a poet, writer, educator and activist. 

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Kabul

Every tribe has a totem, and ours is Kabul - the carpet snake.

Your totem is your blood brother and you cannot harm your totem, or marry anyone who has the same totem. Kabul is found at my place Minjerribah, you know it as North Stradbroke Island.

This is my Kabul.

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Dabiyill

One of Father Sky's servants 'Sea' had 4 servants; Oceans, Tides, Currents and Gales.

From the sea we are grateful for Jingingarra (oysters), Winjams (crabs) and Jungarra (fish).
It is home of Yalilingbila (the whale),  Yungan (the dugong) and the Talobila (the dolphin).

This is my Dabiyill, or you may know it as water. 

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Gurrill

The Land Curlew is a sacred bird amongst our tribe because it warns us of danger. During the daytime if we are walking through the bush on Country and we hear a Curlew calling out it warns us that there may be people around. 

At night time the bird comes to our people and calls out a very sorrowful, mournful cry for three nights then we know someone in our tribe is going to pass and taken onto the spirit world. 

This is my Gurrill, and you may know it as The Bush Curlew. 

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extra prints

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Each of the prints are hand made to order, therefore colours and looks may slightly vary. 

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