Milbi – Aboriginal stories from Queensland’s Endeavour River

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A long time ago, on the Country of Guugu Yimithirr people, ancient creatures hunted, danced, played and gathered food.

The Magpie brothers chased the giant Dingo; the greedy White Cockatoo stole food from two Night Owl sisters; Storm threw lightning at Frill Lizard; and Eagle walked on the ground.

As they roamed about, they disturbed the land, making rivers, lagoons and mountains, spreading plants and changing the colour of animals — creating the land we see today.

About the author

Tulo Gordon grew up on this Country and knew the old stories. A gifted storyteller and illustrator, Tulo Gordon retells them here in Guugu Yimithirr and English.

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Korff, J 2021, Milbi – Aboriginal stories from Queensland’s Endeavour River, <>, retrieved 23 June 2024

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