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All legal rights to materials and photographs displayed on this website are reserved according to World Laws. Reproduction for research is permitted only by courtesy of an official request. The Dhamurian Research Society Gympie Qld. Australia will appreciate an acknowledgement. For contact addresses and further information – refer to the “General Information” page on this website.   Original Material Copyrights 1980-1989; 1990-1999; 2000-2004 Brett. J. Green (and family of)

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NGAM KARL’IM NGARA,
Greetings everyone,
DHAR’UN KANI-KAN’IGANA YI’KI KAL’ANG
Good Sons and Daughters of the Earth
NGIN'-NAR KA'ALBA JUN'JARINA NGAM-KARL'IMA BRUNG'GA
All of you Star Spirits listen
NGIN KU'AN-KUAN JUN'JARINA NYA WEN'YOW-BU'LA
When you see the Spirit Pathways
NGIN KOR’ADHOO BUT'DHA-BUTDHA BEE-KUM'NGAN-GO
Always take the hardest one
NGU NGU'LAM-OW KARI'MI-GO NGUR'UINDHA
Keep your face towards the sunlight
NGIN MARAT'-MARAT' WOOIN'-DHAU NYA'WA
And you will not see the dark shadows
NGIN’DAI MUN’DHAR NYEN’ANA
May you be happy and well

The above verse is a combination of English translated quotes by:
Dhakkan’guini, the last Mary River Ka’bi Kgai’ya Clan Ngatja-Guru (1846-1938)

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This entire website presents an overview of Ka’bi Clan Aboriginal histories compiled with the sole aim of protecting their long recognised traditional name, cultural and spiritual lifestyle associations within the Mary River Valley, Gympie and Cooloola regions of S. E. Queensland Australia and to present windows into 150-year-old clan documentations by Australian, Queensland and regional researchers interested in their ancient customs and beliefs.

The basis of these long and proud histories (supported by other academic and local anthropologies) was compiled from original local pioneering sources over 20 years by Brett J. Green – a local cultural researcher, historian and author interested in the ancestral land heritages of the Kgaiya, Kgi’kgami, Kgu’li, Kgu’thari and Kgut’dhirri clans of the Mary River Valley and associated clans in the Gympie-Cooloola-Noosa River regions. In doing so, he has protected their rights against false documentations, introduced name titles, and fraudulent land rights by modern-day land “claimants” asserting “rights” without evidences beyond reasonable doubt. This website therefore was deemed necessary to aid his past research and to maintain those original people’s rights and associated land ancestries.

The extracted records (edited versions presented on this website) were supplemented with the aid of 32 recorded members of the now extinct Ka’bi Kgai’ya Clans and their regionally related clans who once roamed the Upper Mary River Valley (Kenilworth-Obi Obi Region), Central Mary River Region (Imbil-Gympie-Widgee), the Lower Mary Valley (Theebine-Miva-Bauple) together with coastal and hinterland Ka’bi clans of the Cooloola Coast, Fraser’s Island, and south to Noosa in South East Queensland. We trust you will find this website enjoyable and very informative.

Dhim’beelung, Ngara!  (We bid you welcome as a friend!).

   

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