Saturday, 3 November 2012

Kengal: The Sleeping Dingoes

This week my Peep was lucky enough to be invited to participate in a program called "Connection to Country". A program to teach people (in this case teachers) about the culture and history of the local indigenous people, the Wiradjuri people.

When she came home she told Floyd and I a Dreaming story about a sacred place called Kengal and two special dingoes. Dingoes are wild dogs that have lived in Australia for thousands of years.

A wild dingo, isn't he a handsome fellow?

The Dreaming story says that Baiame, the great creator, came to Wiradjuri Country to teach the people how to make fire and spears. But when White settlers came to the area they said something to make Baiame leave his people. But he left his two companion dingoes, a male and a female, who still lay, sleeping, waiting for his return. Their sleeping bodies form the shape of Kengal a large sloping rock formation.


Can you see the Dingoes, curled up together, sleeping, waiting...?
Speaking of sleeping...


44 comments:

  1. Great story. We're on the northern edge of Wiradjuri country.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  2. Oh, that sounds like a great class for the peeps! That is one good lookin' Dingo! There's a doggie on the next street that must be a close cousin of his, because they could be twinsies!
    Dougall, you better hopes that Floyd doesn't farts.....just sayin'

    Kisses,
    Ruby

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  3. Great story Dougall, is there more to it, cause you guys sure look worn out from telling it!

    Your Furiends
    Susie & Bites

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  4. Your dingos are our coyotes.

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    1. can you imagine being a wild doggy? Wandering about the country side... I think I'd miss the lounge...

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  5. That's a great opportunity - I love learning about those kinds of things. I can see the shapes in the rocks too!

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    1. My peep loved it. She learned so much.

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  6. Hey Dougal, I love it when you share history stories. My Vickie has always liked dingos. So this story was a special one for her.

    Thanks
    Bert

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    1. Glad you liked it. We reckon dingoes are pretty cool too... Not many around here any more...

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  7. Dingoes do look handsome <3 Not as handsome as you two though
    Cotton

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  8. Aw, I loved that story. I think you and Floyd look far more comfortable than those sleeping mountain dingoes.
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

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  9. Great story but we like the last two dingoes, BOL
    Benny & Lily

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  10. What a grrreat story Dougall - we love learning about you your history and country. Dingoes really are very handsome pups.

    Wally & Sammy

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  11. That photo of you Dougall and Floyd sleeping is a classic. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  12. Really amazing :)
    Nice sleeping pic :P

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  13. No one should ever leave their animals. No wonder they are waiting for him to BITE HIS ARM.

    Nora

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  14. Great story, we didn't know anything about Dingos before !!

    Nice sleeping position, by the way ;-)

    Woos of love.

    Echo & Link

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  15. That dingo looks cool.

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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  16. Howdy Dougall, thanks for sharing the story mate. We loved it. The dingo is a beautiful dog isn't it. Floyd looks like he makes a good pillow! No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

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    1. My peep thinks they're pretty, the pups are cuties too!

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  17. That was a cool story about the dingo doggies. You both look so warm and snuggy, I wish I were laying right next to you.

    Loveys Sasha

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  18. That gave me goosebumps. Poor little guys... they got left behind... but I guess all is well because they'll be greatly remembered.

    Huggies and Cheese,

    Haopee

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    1. They are, and they play an important part in Wiradjuri culture. Kengal is an initiation site for men.

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  19. Wow. That's a comfy looking nap y'all are taking!

    Arooo, Stuart

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