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=> First Encounter Makassan and Australia Aborigines

In stories told by Aborigines, such as the one told by the Gumatj clan from Yirrkala, the first contact with the Macassans is apparently recorded. According to the story the first the Aborigines knew of the Macassans was when they saw 2 praus approaching Port Bradshaw. Most of the people scattered further inland, while some stayed to watch these strange things from the thick vegetation. 2 young boys had not heard about the praus and were fishing with spears in the mangrove swamps. The praus anchored at Daneia, in a tidal creek, at which point 2 young Macassan boys left the prau to collect shellfish. The Aboriginal boys heard the Macassans and crept closer, watching the Macassans. The Macassan boys eventually saw them and both groups watched each other for a while before they all began talking. The Macassans gestured that the Aboriginal boys should go with them to visist their father. At the Macassan camp the men were divided into 2 groups dancing and singing, which they apparently did before they begin collecting trepang. The Aboriginals thought it was like the moieties of their people.

The Aboriginals hid behind a tree while the Macassan boys told their father and he and another man came and grabbed the boys, taking them back to the camp. They were eventually given food and taught to smoke a Malay pipe and then allowed to return to their own camp. When they told their people about the Macassans many others went and made camp near the Macassan camp. According to the story the father of the 2 boys was named Dainasi, and the name of the captains of the praus were Gurumola and Wonadjei.

Along the northern coast of Australia, wherever the Macassans traded, the local people have stories about their first encounters

Hetalia belongs to Himaruya Hidekaz.
Makassar is the name of a city in Indonesia.
Indonesia aph, Malaysia aph & Portugal aph based on Himaruya's sketch. (…
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icelava626 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Both of them is so cute~!!
mysteryota Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
The last panel ... Cute!!
And that Koala and Komodo ... they have the same eye!! LOL
AnneStorm Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is too cute!!!! That last panel!!
chiharumatsuo Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Omg too cutee!!! Also, Koala vs Komodo!xD
FlameKidAndIronJack Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
too . . . damn . . . cute . . !!!! can't . . . Resist . . . to squeeze them *explode*
Neolavender Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Last panel!!!!!!!

So cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuteeeeeeeeeeee *dies from diabetes*
vivereakane Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bignick142 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Dat komodo dragon...
ionyc Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Ausie Indo lucuuuuuu <3
Tapi, komodo dan koala seraaaaaammm ''==
TobixChanxSempai Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
What a beautiful moment in Maaf, really inspiring artwork :iconindonesiaplz:
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