Wamarra (Turtle) by Vera Cameron

Wamarra (Turtle)

“This is djarno (‘dreaming’) about two turtle ancestors who travelled together. Long ago wokkorr (goanna) and wamarra (turtle) were fighting. The turtles threw spears at the goanna and the goanna threw stones back at the turtles. He threw many little stones and they became embedded in the turtle’s back creating a shell. After a while they said to each other, “you go on your way now”. This story is from a long time ago, all the old people told us stories. The place for turtle is at Kakodkabouldi.” – Vera Cameron