Mullawa

Mullawa

Mullawa

©Melanie Hava 2016
61 x 61cm
Mixed Media

The three girls – my Grandma Doreen and her younger sister Lorna/Lola and their older sister Mabel/Jimurroh would be out walking “waymna-y” with their Grandad Duginyoh/Paddy and their mother Goombun/Minnie.  Their Grandad Paddy would warn them not to go too far or the “mullawa” would come and get them.  The girls would be “bira”, frightened.  The “mullawa” was a big bad and scary bird that somewhat resembled “goombugan”, rainforest country’s iconic cassowary.  I love it when it happens, but I am also minded to be a bit scared and a bit “mulgarra” brave when we see cassowary in the bush, just in case “goombugan” decides to chase us.

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