Thursday, September 06, 2007

Yet Another Turtle Island

A few years back, I was taking classes at Northwest Community College. During breaks I would sometimes talk with Terry, an archeologist from Austrailia who told me that the original inhabitants thought of the island as a turtle that had emerged from the sea.

Here's something that looks familiar...

"A stone arrangement of a sea turtle"

"This sea turtle was built by the Kabi Kabi people, the Quandamooka people or the Komburrierri people, all of which are coastal aboriginal tribes of south-east Queensland. It is located at the Meringindan site, which was used for special ceremonies by men and also contains many other significant stone arrangements, relics from the days of the Bunya Mountains Festival."


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