Barramundi

Barramundi in glass by Dr Sawfish

Art glass process – Barramundi by Dr Sawfish  Barramundi Love If you love the taste of Barramundi, you might like to know that you are consuming the flesh of an archetypal lover! In the Dreaming[1] two lovers who are not allowed to be together according to tribal law, run away together. …

Bowerbird

  A peak of avian evolution, and even a natural wonder, the Bowerbird has accomplished remarkable feats in architecture as some species have developed tool using capabilities.  The males construct elaborate bowers to attract a female and perform their courtship displays. These bowers are fabricated from sticks and are filled …

Bush Turkey (or Brush Turkey or Scrub Turkey)

This unusual bird lays her eggs over a period of weeks in a leaf mound built by the male.  The male covers the eggs with leaves and regulates the temperature of the mound by testing it with his heat sensitive beak.  He will add or remove leaf matter as required.  …

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 …

Waratah

This large, stately flower is the state symbol for New South Wales. Its Aboriginal name comes from its vibrant, red colouring. There are several Dreamings about the Waratah, one going back to the days of volcanoes! This Dreaming describes how the leaves of the Waratah can protect one from fire …