In this episode, Garmi talks about the role of Nungeena Aboriginal Corporation for Women's Business, and how six Aboriginal women got together and approached the then owner of the current Nungeena land who was operating a Thai restaurant from the property.
Garmi also recounts the publicly-available Dreaming story of the mountains now known as the Glass House Mountains.
Below are some photos of the Nungeena property, and Mount Beerwah (Mother Mountain), Mount Tibrogargan (Father) and Mount Coonowrin (or Crook Neck has he is known locally).
I am told that, when coming to Nungeena from the west on sunset, Coonowrin does, indeed, look like a young boy with his head cocked to one side. From time to time Mounts Beerwah and Tibrogargan are opened to climbers by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, however, it is culturally inappropriate to climb any of these sacred mountains.
The road to Nungeena; part of the Nungeena property; Mt Beerwah, from Nungeena
Mt Beerwah (far left), Mt Coonowrin (CrookedNeck); and Mt Tigrogargan
My work in town planning and environmental law gradually led me to wonder whether western society had lost a crucial connection with 'something'. In exploring what that 'something' might be, I looked to Indigenous knowledge and in doing so, became enthralled with the intriguing yet very complex concept of multi-dimensional songlines.