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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 When the Sea Level Rose
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When the sea level rose is the story of Nyingarn the echidna and Kaarda the goanna, who were given the special role of representing the spirit of those who passed on and the story of Mamong the whale and Kieler the dolphin and the special role they were given in country. The story centres around when the sea level rose and trapped the spirits of children underneath the sea and the role that Mamong and Kieler played to help bring the children back to the land. Indigenous artists from around the south-west were invited to help unveil the story.


  • These stories have never been documented and will contribute to a better understanding of Nyoongar people of the past and their intimate relationship with the land
  • Artist Rita Ugle of Narrogin depicted the spirit of the story, which now features as the CD cover.

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      Midland, Swan Valley area, Eastern Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: 2006 .
      Extent: 16 minp.
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