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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

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hydralilith Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist
I ship koala x komodo now
nightrainwhitesteel Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those two in the background :'3
TheAnimangaGirl Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
They look so cute!
smile-himechii Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am dying of feels right now~ :iconlazycryplz:
AkariKyoku Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Komodo : Hey, we're friends too!:P
Koala : Get off of me!Stare
AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Filmographer
what a cute child he was!! :3
AlderranCity34 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh goodness I'm going to cry ;o;
crazy-aika Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hurrah friendship between pets!
Colors-of-Fire Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This was probably the most peaceful and harmonic relationship throughout history, built on pure trust and friendship. It was fair, and it was beautiful. As time shreds it apart, the tiny pieces still echo in each other's minds. A proof that it was real, and it had existed. A proof that this world is not as cruel as we know it to be.

Hopefully my words are enough to describe this…
purpleMilkshake08 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i don't know which will i love most >.>
the Aussie x Nesia moment or the Koala x Komodo at the back xD

this is so adorable Love 
marimariakutsu Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Feels. :iconfinallyplz:

Beautiful friendship this was~
adventvera16 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist're so brave to pet a Komodo dragon........jokes aside, love the fluffiness here!

But, oh, that's so wonderful on how they first met!! Very very interesting~!
misschocoholic Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
*faint from major cuteness*
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