Blue Mountains

Aborginal Perspective

Dreamtime story of The Three sisters

Long ago in the Blue Mountains there lived three little Aboriginal sisters. Their names were Meenhi, Wimlah and Gunnedo, who had a witch doctor father called Tyawan.
Only one creature was scared by all ,which was the Bunyip who lived deep in a hole. When Tyawan had to pass the hole, he would leave his dauughters safely on the cliff behind the rocky wall.

One day, waving goodbye to his daughters, he descended the cliff steps. On the top of the cliff a big centipede appeared and frightened Meenhi, who threw a stone at it.

Birds, animals and fairies stopped till as the rocks behind the three sisters spit open, leaving them on a thin ledge.

The angry Bunyop emerged to see the terrified sisters. In the valley, Tywan saw the Bunyip close to his daughters, he pointed his magic bone at the girls and turned them to stone. The Bunyop then chases Tyawan, who found himself into a Lyre Bird. Everyone was safe,Tyawan had dropped his magic bone. After the Bunyip has disappeared , Tyawan searched and searched for his bone. The three sisters stand silently watching him from their ledfe hoping he will find the bone to turn them back to Aboriginal girls.

When looking at the three sisters, you can hear tyawan calling his daughters as his search for the lost bone.