How Coal Was Made
The Awabakal people spoke of a volcanic eruption that occurred during the Dreaming, in the area now known as Redhead. An ancient volcanic plug is believed to exist in the Redhead area. The Awabakal name of this volcano is Kintiiyirapiin....
Malangbula - The Petrified Women of Swansea Heads
According to Awabakal lore, a long time ago, the two upright rock forms at Swansea Heads were once women.
The two women were turned to stone after getting into trouble from an Awabakal warrior. The reason for them being in trouble is not clearly told....
Tiddalik The Greedy Frog
Another Dreaming site in
the Hunter Region is that of the often related Tiddalik the Frog story. The
story has been published in several different versions, and as with many
traditional beliefs there are different levels of understanding depending on
the levels of learning one has encountered....
When the Moon Cried
Belmont Lagoon is another
important Dreaming site of the Awabakal. This belief relates to the Creation
era when the Moon was a man spirit who never shone a full face. At the same
time the Sun, a female spirit, when seen, was always a full face...