The Kangaroo is both Symbol and Emblem in Our World. Legends
of an Australian Icon, on Our Coat of Arms. Of Australia. That is. Is that
Place, so of the Birth Place of i, Shiro. As well. Well as being
a Mammal, the Female Kangaroo comes equipped with an in-built
Infant Carry-Bag. The Pouch. For Joey…
All and Sexed Young, both named same. Those
lil’ Ones, so called that is. The Joey’s.
Which Btw’s… Joey’s Mum can so tweak Her Carry-Bag.
Therein. A lil’.
To suit. Her. Needs, Moods, Prevailing Environ Conditions.
The Big Red.
The Largest Marsupial known hereof. Our World.
Legends attribute such too. To
The Red Kangaroo Btw’s… which, Sciences has so nomened:
MACROPUS RUFUS… of The Macropodidae Family.
Image. As Belows.
Has alongs with Other similar Types,
long stormed and spread itself arounds the Aussie Continent, far
and wide. That it is.
At speed, an Adult can vault some 9-10 mtrs lengthwise each
bound. Step. Hop etc…
Also some 3 mtrs High. As well. Well as such incredible
Far and Wides feats they Hop, Jumps and so on, sally forth
with their large Feets. Forthrightly really and well. Thus and so.
The Rear Feet are powerful in deed, with the Kangaroo able
to fight, kick and even disembowel.
Living in, inhabiting a Large Place and Landscape with many facets of
Nature. A Nature that
oft Show cases, epitomises the Seasons. Extremes.
A Continent, a Country…
…Of approx. the same Large-ness as…
Size of Continental (Nth) America.
As Belows. Imaged. Herein.
A Creature synonymous with Our Land Down Under.
Yet and still
Symbol of the Unknown…
is what Our World Legends do so and say. As Belows. Herein.
The meaning of the Aboriginal Term… KANGAROO… is…
… I don’t Know… Literally. Unknown… is this Creatures Name.
The Main Issue is that THERE ARE also literally several
Hundreds of Aboriginal
Type Languages and Dialects. Never and
NOT ONE LANGUAGE,..
as many who so Politicise, Monetise and Massage the Subject try to
Saying… Kangaroo… simply means… i, Shiro have no idea. About that.
Name. Which means… this and thus, the same. Don’t Know. That.
Somewhere and somewhen. It seems.
Various Aboriginal Tribes developed a Range of Weaponry to suit
their Olden Hunting Style. Including this valuable Food Source. Tracking
spoor/prints and at Waterholes, the Hunting Techniques refined to suit.
Cooked over a Fire, supplying Survival/Nutrients.
Main Weaponry: Spear, Woomera, Club.
There are 4 Types/Species:
Red, Eastern Grey, Western Grey and Antilopine.
A Community Creature, living in Groups.
An Island off the Coast of South Australia…
where i, Shiro does so live. Now.
Has been named in dedication.
This via British Explorer Matthew Flinders on His Ship
The Investigator on account of the large numbers
of Western Grays on the Island. The French Explorer
soon thereafter mapped much of the Island.
For those with an interest;
The Aboriginal Tribes associated referred to this place
as the Island of the Dead. Karta so nomened.
The most likely Modern meaning/usage appears… GANGURRU…
derived vis The Botanist, Sir Joseph Banks scribings of the
GUUGU YIMIDHIRR Tribal Language who used this Word/Term
to the Grey Kangaroo circa 1770 ish.
The Female Red has some unique Inner Buttons. Feminine wiles
and Ways. That can be so pressed. Pressing
needs for Water, Survival at-large Conditions in- and un-favourable.
Pressed Off. The Reproductive Cycle.
Has a Double Egg Type Capacity also. Also Inner Conditions
prevail so that
One can Grow, Mature.
Whilst The Other pressed Off, put on Hold. Embryo-ed, on ice,
per se. For a while. Till
the Other Elder One grows Ups. Mores. To
and on, then
follow Ups with…
A Pouch… of Goodness…
Tea for Two…too.
That is. Then Pressed On again. When That One. All
Done as well. Well as
ensuring Species Continuation by allowing Birth every Month or so
for those so
favoured Seasons. Seasons progressions means TWO too. Two
Joey’s… at differing Development Stages can still and so feed. Off
the One and same, Mum. Mum, in cases of this and that
Siblings only lil’ aparts… can change Her Feeding Recipes. To
suit TWO too. As required, needed. Pressed.
One Teat supplies heavy, rich, nutrient dense for the Elder…
Other adjacent will supply the Basic Baby Formula.
Teats… of a different Kind. Two.
Teats and Treats. For two. Joey’s. At Once. From One.
Joey’s do and so Feed off Mum for quite some
Times and Places, oft outgrowing the
Pouch First. One
of Our World Legends. An Early One from an Ancient Peoples,
tells Tales of long ago Ages, of a World recovering from those
epoch making Times and Events. Of Yore that is. Is that
Storming In… along with that.?. So
Stormy Weathery Winds.?. Here goes…
Ancient Aboriginal Legends from the Dreamtimes and Places
retell Tales of this bounding Beast. The First. As Belows and
Herein. The Ode of, on and in Australia:
The Arrival. The First Kangaroo.
At a Time Long Ago.
When an Age Was Done.
Times and Places. Of Yore.
A Dream-Time Was Run.
As The World Turned. Anew.
Our World. Our New Sun.
When Lands Did So Break,
Reform. So Grow.
A New Creature, Did Man,
So Begins To Know.
When Mother Earth. Her Natures
Did So Then Cry.
Winds, Storms, Earthquake.
Mountains, Thrust High.
A Hunting Party, Seeking Refuge.
In a Sheltering Cave.
Watching On By, This Spectacle.
Mother Earth, So Gave.
Watching On By,
As The Wind Uproots Trees.
Blasts From The Wind.
Bringing In Such a Breeze.
As If On Wings,
These New and Hopping Creatures, So Flew.
The First. Hopping Creature, Small Head,
Large Tailed,.. The Kangaroo.
On Lands, Waters,
Long Far and Wide.
Mother Nature, Mother Earth.
All Creatures to Thrive.
The Kangaroo. The First.
(…Above… The Arrival. The First Kangaroo.
Adapted by i, Shiro + co. from that collected/compiled by
Ainslie Roberts/Charles P. Mountford
in their Book… ” The Dreamtime…” Pgs18/19…
and Tales Told over a Camp-Fire.)
Slide-Show: Kanga Kapers.
Putting aside National Symbolism, Identity, Veganism…
Kangaroo Meat is top quality with many Nutrients therein.
Nutrient dense, lightly fatted, rich, slightly dark Meat.
Salami a favored mix and combines well with such Herbs, Spices.
Cooks well, easy.
Over use not recommended,
a Balanced Diet. Best Approach.
The aforementioned Kangaroo Island in Our World.
Legends of Maritime Exploration and Disasters too.
Numerous Ships have been wrecked in their approaches
to this Place. Modern Records do so… record. Such as:
Apr 1899;.. The Loch Sloy off Maupertuis Bay.
Sept 1905;.. The Loch Vennachar off West Bay.
Mar 1935;.. The Portland Maru off Cape Torrens.
The First Lighthouse of South Australia was on
Kangaroo Islands Cape Willoughby in 1852.
A Population of some 4-5,000 still reside. There.
A mainly Agricultural Economy though both Sheep and Cattle
also roam. Tourism, Fishing, a Distillery for the
renowned Eucalyptus Oil, Wines and Honey
the main forms. Thereon.
Several Wilderness, Conservation Park Areas, Walking Trails,
Caves, Hills, all with associated scenery
and Wild-life. A balance of wild beauty.
Land and Seas.
Including Sea-Lions, Penguins, Aquatic and Bird-Life,
Bats, Frogs, Wallabies, Possums, Platypus,
Koalas, Reptiles and
Feel more than free to freely balance those Tales. Tall and True.
When and Wheres You so crossed Paths with Nature’s.?.
or Natures… got cross with Your uppity Waysward Path.?.
Wheres and by;..
…Creatures so Wild, Hoppy. Happy were You to be.?.
Or not… as that case so states.?.
Please so do and Share. Those Tales. Herein. Of Tails and Toil.
Of those Wild and Free. Beasties. That spoil.?.
Your Ways, Your Days,
in deed. Herein.
Our World Legends.
Hop to it.
Well and Done.
Next… Time For;.. A
Wise Up. Ways of The 3 Magi. Men Frank, Golden Mirth.
Please Feel Free and If So Inclined To Contact/Comment:..
i, Shiro that is.
With Any Thoughts, Hints, Tips and Dreams.
If A Particular Legendary Theme or Our World Legends. Is A Desire.
To Be So Writ. Herein.