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Minawara

by Dr Anthony E. Smart
One of the two ancestral heroes of the Nambutji tribe of Central Australia, Minawara and his brother Multultu are kangaroo men, who emerged from a heap of debris carried by the flood, and travelled southwards, walking on all fours. When they camped they made a little hole and slept there, covering themselves with rubbish. For this they were reproved by a rat man, who advised them to sit in the shade of the tree. Minawara and Multultu continued their journey into the desert, where they donned feathers, their mucus and lungs being tossed away as stones.

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