Yuurrila

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Etymology[edit]

A spirit, described as an old man with huge staring eyes, long hair and black bark drape, that appeared in about 1895 to Alice Dixon at Bangate Station. She was not 'strong enough' to receive its song message, so the message was received by the wiringin Gingerbeer Billy. This song message and the story of his appearances became famous and very serious corroboree. Yurrila lives in a mingaa (spirit-haunted tree) called Mangilaarr. Munggilah is the name to nearby waterhole on the Narran River below old Bangate Station. There is a path to nearby ridge called Bubirra where he takes the air at night.

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Yuurrila

Noun[edit]

Yuurrila

  1. spirit

References[edit]

  • Ma Gamilaraay 2015