Trees and Earth
Yerung, Damura, Temura, Toongabbie.
Here are three terms for trees consisiting of male and female trees.
A 'nether Eden' claimed Watkin Tench of the First Fleet in describing its beautiful park-like lanscapes. of Burramada, park like lanscape created by the thousands of years of 'Guyun brumali' burning off the bush so as to create the new generation of seeds to be shared across the lands. By the year 1790, Henry Dodd had planted wheat,barley,maize (corn), and fruit trees. Joined by herds of cattle grazing and digging up the top soil with their cloven hoof.
A cottage built by Goerge Slater 1798 - 1806 became Governor Macquaries' dairy, the heritage buliding still stands in Parramatta Park today. Provided as well are the cricket oval, golf course, swimming pool, playing fields. The are areas of pure spiritual source located in the many natural features of an ancient time and present blessing. The Black Duck Yurangai was considered a delicasy by the Boorooberongal darug and Wallumadagal yura of the Rain Clan (wallum) are in numerous bounty and freely mingle among the tourist, as cute and adorable as the Yurungai may be it is requested on the many signs throughout the park that you "Not feed The Wildlife"
The European diet is not conjusive to the native fauna of the park, please be mindfull, our wildlife are precious and related of our conciousness.
(biyal Ngunni Yidbung, no food for birds) For more information
Contact Parramatta Park Trust,
Aministration Office, Macquarie Street Entrance (via Pitt Street, named after the Priminister of England 1770 circa)
Phone: (02) 8833-5000
Megalinanara (painting up)
Art in stories depicts where one will and can gather food and water, the landscape plays a significant role in everyday traditional lifestyle. The seasons and colours of the land would tell the clans were everything could be located. It has not been uncommon when listening to our old people speak to hear many agree that the paintings of the landscape were the original UBD, similar to a street directory. Every message stick, bark painting and design was practised in sand first before it ouwld be transposed onto the intended canvas. All depiction of art were associated with a specific song and story.
The married women Dyinmang were the principal food gatherers, Maana (collecting) seeds, vegetables, fruits, insects, and grubs.
Men Wulbunga-da (hunted) The young red Badagarang, Wallaru, Wallabu, Mariyung, Bunmarra, Buluda, Wirriga-Wirrigule, every animal hunted was consumed nothing would be left to go to waste. The skins, teeth, sinew, bones every item was neccassary for the survival of the family unit and clan.
Before the parties set out on their hunting expeditions each man and woman would mimic in dance that which they had hoped to encounter and if by the main catch had been gathered for the feast a larger celebration of the animals life would be performed.
On Burramada Nura you will encounter many places of gatherings such as Yulang and sacred areas, many people have mentioned and experienced the residual of hundreds of thousands of years of ceremony, song and dance impress an awareness upon the adventura.
Budyari Biiami Dharamullun Baramadagal-wa.