Gunai/Kurnai – Brataualung: Gingin Legend ma Burr-nartidyahran Kitty or Bolgan
Burr-narti-dyahran Kitty ma gingin Krauatungalung gaunay-way-yung died an unfortunate burraring: she was hunted thanga il wal by a member ma gingin Tatungalung gaunay-way-yung, her limbs being pinned thanga mangina gingin nullung ma a lagoon on Boole Poole, her brug, baht-ginnah plakoma il pushed thanga-thanga her bang.
A relative ma gingin tootbuken, walking mangina gingin area wariga a strange whirtbran, wunmangal jilly knew lung to his brauung, tier in gingin mrartj world in gingin warrun. Manana makoote jilly started gill wurt thoolo his tan mangina gingin nullung il felt gingin barrun. Gingin machta was recognised, by gingin pering barrun it is said ketchoon on wangoot bookang gingin whirtbran kehan be wariga in gingin area.
Translated by Hollie Johnson
The Legend of Hopping Kitty or Bolgan
Hopping Kitty (a member of the Krauatungulung tribe and thus named because of an early hip fracture) died an unfortunate death. She was hunted down and speared by a member of the Tatungalung tribe, her limbs being pinned down into the mud of a lagoon on Boole Poole, her head cut off and pushed under her chest (the method used when secreting a body).
A relative of the unfortunate girl walking into the area heard a strange whistle, which he knew belonged to his cousin, now living in the spirit world in the sky. Therefore he started digging with his toes into the mud and felt the bones. The body was recognised, of course, by the ill-fitting hip bone. It is said that on some nights the whistle can be heard in the area.
Sounds of Gunai/Kurnai
a as in but
oo as in foot
a as in but
u as in out
e as in get
rr rolled r sound
ng as in sing
i as in lick