Click images above to view larger
The mythology of Australian Aborigines tells a tale of a sacred time of creation, a “once upon a time” period where the Spirit Beings that were the ancestors developed The Creation. This sacred time is called the Dreamtime. The term “Dreamtime” often refers to “the time before time,” while “The Dreaming” refers to a single individual’s spirituality or set of personal beliefs. Ancestor Spirits appeared on Earth in human forms as well as other forms, and the landscape, the plants, and the animals were created in their form as they exist in today’s world.
In the Ngarrangkarni (Dreamtime) Eagle Hawk and Crow were in human form and were husband and wife. They turned into birds and live in the trees at the top of the hills (these are the hills behind Warmun Community). The roundel in the hillside was their campfire – it is actually quartz, which was used for making spearheads and it is still evident today.