Burrugarrbuu - The magpie, an iconic black and white native Australian bird. This bird is very important to our Gomeroi/Gamilaraay people.
Burrugarrbuu is linked to our young girls and our women, they are believed to be the lore carriers and protectors for all young girls going through their menstrual cycle and dhunbarran (learning pathway).
They are very territorial and protect their babies at cost (hence magpie swooping season July-November). Our sacred stories teach us to protect our women, for our women to fulfil their rightful roles as mothers, protectors, knowledge holders and to ensure our future young women are strong within themselves and their dhiiyan (families).
Buddy & Winangali Crew