Stories from history
Guruwin and Daringyal
Biiami created the rivers, creeks, the mountains, the bush, forest,
mangroves which protected the shoreline. Biiami rasied his arms and
sang the mountains into beings of sacred significance. Biiami looked
about the land he had created and called it Bembul-ra, pleased with his
creation, he created the Iyura setting the human beings amongst his
creation of life. With people there would be a need laws for the
continuation of life. Traditional practices would include dance, song,
and Lore to protect family and cultrual heratige.
Biiami sent his eldest son Daramulan to live in the trees of the
bush and create the songs for the people. Daramulan arrived on the
planet through the voice of the 'Bullroarer' A sacred instrument used
for special ceremonial practices. Daramaluan was also known as
Dharramulluan 'The One Leg'. It is in the legends that Dharramulluan
left the Midyini seed in every spot in the ground where his stump had
left it's impression.
The Iyura were finally happy that they would have ready made
nurishment straight from the Bembul-ra. The Midyini root the Dharug yam.
Once Bembul-ra had been created Biiami returned to live in the
sky, Buurah. The Darug, Dharawal, Thurrawal, Dhurrawal all sang into
the sky calling him The All Father or The Sky Hero asking him to create
ceremony so that all the Iyura of the lands would know. So it was that
Garriberri had begun, Biiami song had been heard all the way across the
Muru mittiga, ngaliya-wa Baindian. Walliga, Walbanja and into the hearts
and minds of all the clans.
Naala ni yuu ngarra, Yellamundie yibban-da.
'Look see and listen, storyteller singing'
We still are linked to this creation through our totems.
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