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INDABA 06/07/2003
 

 
 

The "NON-EVENT" INDABA

We were supposed to go to the burial cave of Dhakkanguini (David), the last of the Ka'abi warriors, but alas it was not meant to be. There were so many obstacles placed across our path that the trip was cancelled.  Instead, we met at the rotunda at the mining Museum for a "Mystery Trip".  We had a leisurely morning tea before voting to go to "The Eagle's Nest", a lookout high in the Brooyar Forest.

We drove out towards Kilkivan and turned onto the forest drive. The road was dusty and bumpy, and many "felt" that there were special energies there.

The climb was gradual and we were surprised at the height of the lookout. Brett explained that this view was across David's lands, and also told some other tales.

As usual, click a pic for a larger image...

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Eagle's Nest car park

Eagle's Nest Lookout

We moved on to Point Pure, another lookout, with a wooden walkway to a precariously perched lookout.   Again, Brett told of the significance of this area. We explored down to the base of the cliffs and marvelled at the tiny rock orchids clinging to life on the cliff face.

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Brett explains Point Pure Lookout
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The top of the cliffs The base of the cliffs
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It's a long way up to the lookout !!!

We continued on to the "Brooyar Caves", a fairly short trek from the road. Brett explained that the Aboriginal boys were initiated into the art of lovemaking here.

Some of the going was very steep, and the dead leaves on the ground made things a bit slippery, but most of us made it. There are two different sorts of cave here. One a large open area with a weathered "honeycomb" roof, and the other a deeper, smaller cave with strange "openings" which at first glance appear to be cemented over. On closer examination these 'openings" are actually a different rock strata and have not eroded as much as the cave. All around there are signs of modern man's ignorance with graffiti and broken "stubbies" and other garbage.

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Large Cave Part of collapsed "honeycomb" roof
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Steep climb up !!! Time for a breather...
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Interesting geology. Small cave "opening"
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In the small cave Disgusting graffiti
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Small "side" cave Spread out on the return

We left the caves and descended to Glastonbury creek park for lunch.  This is a magical place with camping areas, toilets, and shady picnic areas.  We had a lazy lunch with much discussion about the places we had been.  After lunch we strolled along the "nature walk", a track which follows the creek line. There are many interesting trees here including Black Bean, a giant Silky Oak, and a huge Fig tree.  Some of us went down an overgrown track to a wonderful spot on the creek.....

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Glastonbury Park Lunch at last !
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Along the creek Magnificent place...

What had begun as a "non-event" had become a wondrous day of discovery.

We departed this great spot with hugs all round, and returned to our lives in the modern world, but with indelible memories of a far better time and place....

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