Pam Thaayorre Moon Creation Story

Pam Thaayorre Moon Creation Story

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"My mother taught me this Dreamtime story. It is a Thaayorre story that we all know.

There were many young people throwing boomerangs into the night sky. They kept throwing them, but no one could get their boomerang to stick in the sky. An old, crippled man lived in the community. He came along as they were throwing. People thought he would be unable to throw as well as them. The young people asked him to try. He threw his boomerang and it came back and he caught it. He threw it a second time and it came back and he caught it again. The third time he threw his boomerang it got stuck in the sky and turned into the moon.

The moon brightens the night and makes the tides. When we see the moon, we think about that old man and thank him.

Crippled people are capable of many things and make valuable contributions to their communities."

 Artist: Gilbert Jack
 Size/Medium: 91 by 61cm acrylic on canvas rolled up