STORY - Maroon

Many years ago there was a young warrior who was out hunting. He brought with him his children, and began teaching them to hunt. But before they left he had warned them not to hunt or harm the sand goanna which they called 'Maroon'. The children questioned their father and asked, why dad why? The father scolded the children and told them that it was their totem. After a while the children found themselves alone and found a sand goanna. One of the kids threw a nulla nulla at the goanna and killed it. Biami god saw this and was angered by this, so a powerful wind was sent down and the earth was lifted up and over the two children. Many of the Yuggera people believe that these children still lie at Mt. Maroon to this day and is a reminder to all that we must always listen to our elders.