Talara’tingi – How the Flannel Flower came to be

Updated on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 21:59
Frances Bodkin, Gawian Bodkin Andrews
System of Knowledge
Yandel’ora (Mt Annan) / Dharawal
A young girl speaks out to remind the older women to care for country.


A girl speaks out to older people who seem to have forgotten how to care for country. In the story the Flannel Flower is the first to appear after ice, after rituals have been done that are necessary to care for plants and animals. This story could relate some ancient knowledge of glacial cycles.

Two messages in this story are; firstly to obey the laws of nature and secondly, that there are times when we must listen to the voices of the young.

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