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16 Jul 2019
nature, history

Dreamtime Story of the Three Sisters

This dreaming story is reproduced with permission from Sharon Brown (Burragurrang Clan, Gundungurra Nation) and Merv Trindal (Chairperson Gundungurra Tribal Council)

According to Gundungurra dreaming, three beautiful sisters named Meehni, Wimlah and Gunnedoo once lived with the Gundungurra people in the Jamison Valley.

The maidens were in love with three brothers from the neighbouring nation of the Dharruk people, but marriage was forbidden by tribal law.

The brothers were warriors and decided to take the maidens by force. Tribal war forced the Kuradjuri (clever man) of the Gundungurra people to turn the sisters into stone. He intended to restore them after the danger had passed and the war had ended.

Unfortunately, the Kuradjuri (clever man) was killed in the battle and to this day nobody has been able to break the spell and turn the Three Sisters back to their natural form.

Please note this is just one of many versions of this dreaming story. It is reproduced with permission from Sharon Brown (Burragurrang Clan, Gundungurra Nation) and Merv Trindal (Chairperson Gundungurra Tribal Council).

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