Mungalli Falls

Mungalli Falls

Mungalli Falls

©Melanie Hava 2016
61 x 61xm
Mixed Media
SOLD via Umi Arts Gallery, Cairns

The “binda” or waterfall place now known as Mungalli Falls was the all-time favourite place for the family group to go “bogey”/”ngaba-y” (bathe) and cool off after a hot day.  The old people would sit “nyina-y “around on the rocks and bathe and keep an eye on the younger children playing “mandala-y” in the water.  My Grandma’s Grandad Paddy (traditional name Duginyoh) would sit up the top of the waterfalls by himself and watch over the whole group.  Our family have known the western-way owners over the recent decades, and are very pleased to maintain respectful and beneficial relationships with them about the cultural associations with this Mamu traditional estate place.  Mungalli Falls Outdoor Education Centre is a popular school camp including for international groups.  In 2011 our family group was hosted and asked to plant trees at Mungalli Falls, commemorating the Millaa Millaa Centenary and sharing relationships in caring for this part of Mamu country.  Just up the road is Mungalli Creek Dairy with its well-liked biodynamic products.  The Mungalli name is becoming well known!  I love thinking about my Grandma’s Grandad Paddy and generations longer time ago “bandagay” here, in this place.

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