Magic Wandjina

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Magic Wandjina

Worrorra tour guides on the Kimberley coast are sharing their stories and culture from a remote bush base.

Story By Mark Muller

Robyn Mungulu’s eyes light up as the dinghy powers down and drifts into the calm milky-blue waters of Langgi cove. Throughout this sheltered bay stands a multitude of stone pillars and columns rising from the sand and water. Each one, according to stories handed down through the generations of Robyn’s Worrorra people, is a petrified warrior – the whole area the remains of an ancient battlefield. Robyn is an artist and guide for Wandjina Tours – a Worrorra-owned business set up by her brother-in-law Donny Woolagoodja and his friend Peter Tucker.

“The motivation for me is to tell stories and help keep my culture alive,” Robyn says. “The first time I came here Donny told me stories about the place. For me to come back here and see the stones for myself, and share our stories – I feel proud.”

This story excerpt is from Issue #103

Outback Magazine: Oct/Nov 2015

2017-02-16T11:04:32+00:00September 24th, 2015|Categories: Stories, Travel|Tags: |
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