Cockatoo – Black and White

The Australian cockatoo is either black with striking red or red and yellow tail feathers (the female also has yellow feathers on her head), or more commonly, white with a yellow crest.  Both types represent powerful spiritual symbols in the Dreaming. In their natural state, cockatoos nest in the hollows …

Dingo

There has been much controversy over the Dingo, it’s origins as well as its behaviour as a carnivorous animal (towards humans), and thus it’s ‘acceptability’ on the loose in modern society. It is believed the Dingo was originally brought here as a domestic animal from Indonesia. For this reason, some …

Owl

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Nocturnal birds of prey, owls universally symbolise the powers of night, mystery, and wisdom.  In Aboriginal culture, owls were often a kobong (similar in concept to totemism) for women as a whole. One Dreaming accounts for Owl’s distinctive large eyes. Owl and Cyclone were two men who shared a camp …