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For example, the story about the Herberton Cmter may be a description of a volcanic eruption. The Carpet Snake Story may concern the ice age when the sea level was low and it was possible to walk to Magnetic and Palm Islands. The volcanic craters may have been formed about 10,000 years ago (cf. Dixon 1989a: 154). Similarly, the last ice age ended 10,000 years ago (Flood 1995: 313). In view of the above, these stories may possibly have been handed down for about 10,000 years (Dixon 1989a: 155). 4.
Going down south, there is a story that describes the origin of Innot Hot Springs (Map 3). Alf Palmer narmted two versions of this story (in English). The story line is as follows. One night, three men went to spear the gigantic eel Yamani, with torches in their hands. They came to Nettle Creek, at Innot Hot Springs. They fonnd the eel and one of them speared it. He then grabbed the spear and tried to pull it out, but the spear did not come out. The eel began to drag the man, and he dropped the torch from his hand.
There appears to be no archaeological or anthropological work that exclusively deals with Warrongo people. But there are works that refer to them. g. e. Gugu-Badhun and Gujal- TT]. 3 and the subsequent sections, we shall look at some selected topics regarding the socio-cultural background of these peoples. 3. Mythology The mythology explains the origin and formation of the universe that surrounds the people. Thus, a story narrated (in English, in 1974) by Reggie Palm Island, a speaker of Buluguyban of Palm Island (Map 3), tells that the islands off the eastern coast were once connected to the mainland.