Story of Mamarika Wind, Seven Sisters and Alfred Lalara's mother's story from Dalumbu Bay. Artwork by Alfred Lalara.
The two birds are talking down in the South of Groote Eylandt at a place called Dalumbu Bay. They laid their eggs but one broke, this made the beginning of a great wind the southeast wind Yiniyerrma. This is Alfred’s mother’s story.
The Mamarika Wind is know as the south east winds which come in the dry season, this is also known as Yiniyerrma. This wind is also used by the Macassans in there travels, they travelled back home to Macassar on the Yiniyerrma wind.
The Seven Sisters Wurrubirrimba journey begins during the half moon, they travel westward across the sky. Wurrubirrimba brings the last rain before the dry season commences.
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