Goanna Claws

So, apparently the story has it .. and bear with me here, this could get pretty loose 😉 and is about 10th hand (bit like chinese whispers!)…. there was a dude who called on the Goanna (Dirawong) to protect a bird, so the goanna chased the snake all around the lands of the Bundjalung, through Woodburn and towards Evanshead thus creating the river. Near Evanshead the snake bit the goanna on the head, the goanna then had to eat some herbs as a anti-venom ? note, that goanna's are actually immune to snake venom and often eat snakes (yay for the goanna) so this part of the story actually makes alot of sense.

Anyway, so then the snake turns around, which creates the little islands in the river (called snake island) after which the goanna then chases him out to sea. The goanna (Dirawong) now sits on the coast guarding against the snake and hence the name and shape of the headland (Diarwong / goanna head).

Thats gerry's abbreviated version 😉

So, this is all well and good, but me thinks that Goanna needs a wake up call since I seen waaayy too many snakes on that goanna headland 😉

Awesome history, i wonder why we get taught about stupid british british history rather than interesting stuff like that 😉 .. well it was the case when I went to school.

Exif love:
D750 coupled with 16-35mm f4 @ 16mm Aperture: f/18 and Shutter Speed: 1/1.6s
ISO 100
out front – Hoya CPL and Lee Graduated 0.9x Filter


12 thoughts on “Goanna Claws

  1. +Gerard Blacklock Cool shot, I like the motion in the water close up but the wave about to hit the rock is captured intact. Very cool indeed, as is the story of this place, you're right about the history we should be teaching our kids Gerard!

  2. Believe it not story is story as kid hearing these kind stories are interested, amazing water gushes on the boulders and creates more roaring sound, it is beautiful seneary very nice. Thank you.

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