Coorroomba Yungan Quandamooka Djagan (Plenty dugong Quandamooka Country)

$788.00

This painting tells the dreaming story of how the herds of dugong in Moreton bay came to be.  A bitten bird netted a dugong at Minjerribah.  His friends were excited for the feast but the bitten wanted to play a joke on them.  The bitten and his friends all got in their canoes, with the yungan towing behind.  The bitten went from Minjerribah, to Kanaipa (Russell Island), Coochiemudlo, to Jercooroobah (Peel) to Tanggeera (Green Island), Noogoon (St Helena).  All the time his friends waiting for the feast but instead the bitten said we will eat at the next island.  Then finally the bitten said we’ll eat at Bungumba (Mud island).  At Bumgumba while they were eating, an old Joondahl (woman) could hear them and smell the feast.  She wanted to steal all the meat for herself.  The group saw this and got into their canoes to flee with the yungan meat.   The old woman got angry and hit the water making waves and they all fell out of their canoes along with the cut up dugong meat with each piece of meat then turned into a yungan.

Dimensions 61 × 91 × 4 cm

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This painting tells the dreaming story of how the herds of dugong in Moreton bay came to be.  A bitten bird netted a dugong at Minjerribah.  His friends were excited for the feast but the bitten wanted to play a joke on them.  The bitten and his friends all got in their canoes, with the yungan towing behind.  The bitten went from Minjerribah, to Kanaipa (Russell Island), Coochiemudlo, to Jercooroobah (Peel) to Tanggeera (Green Island), Noogoon (St Helena).  All the time his friends waiting for the feast but instead the bitten said we will eat at the next island.  Then finally the bitten said we’ll eat at Bungumba (Mud island).  At Bumgumba while they were eating, an old Joondahl (woman) could hear them and smell the feast.  She wanted to steal all the meat for herself.  The group saw this and got into their canoes to flee with the yungan meat.   The old woman got angry and hit the water making waves and they all fell out of their canoes along with the cut up dugong meat with each piece of meat then turned into a yungan.

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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 61 × 91 × 4 cm