DJURINGA

Dedicated To Dr June Oscar AO and to all Aboriginal people who lived here in Harmony with Nature for about 70,000 years.

A star falls across the sky,

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A man of the desert sighs ”it is my heart”

Over darkened Spinifex to Biami he chants his joy

For his spirit place among the stars,

As star spirits leap and dance on Blackwater Creek,

So in the brilliance above him  tonight his spirit is dancing.

This man is Djuringa – touched so he will go on in his Dreaming,

As the eastern rim of the sky grows pale and the stars fade.

 

Notes

  • Dr June Oscar AO who received the Person of the Year award at NAIDOC week this year is an Australian Aboriginal woman of Bunuba descent, indigenous rights activist, community health and welfare worker, film and theatre producer, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner.
  • Djuringa is an Aranda word meaning all that is sacred.
  • Biamsi is  a god of some Aboriginal people.