Djabbo (Quoll)

The quoll has lots of spots on his body. In the dreamtime he was a human staying and living with his grandpa the crow. One day the quoll went out hunting but his grandpa stayed at home with other families living in a cave. When quoll was still out hunting a big storm was coming and he said to himself I’m going back to my grandpa so I can get inside the cave. But the rain started raining and got bigger so he went back to where his grandpa and others were living inside the cave and called out to his grandpa and said let me in, the rain is getting bigger and I am getting cold. But his grandpa did not let him in. The quoll stayed outside until the rain stopped. He slept outside early in the morning. He got up and went upstream and got lots of water and brought it back to where his grandpa the crow and the others were living. It was at night and the water came rushing towards where his grandpa was and he was drowned with the others. There’s a waterfall there and the quoll sitting there turned to a stone watching the water going down.

Nawu Djabbo nakka kukdjirlhdirlhmiken kakarrme doddod kore kunburrk nuye. Bu korroko nawu djabbo bininjni benehni namanjmiken nuye Wak (crow) Wanjh djabbo wam warlbom dja mamamh nuye ni kured birrihni birriwern bininj birrihyoy kore kuwarderurrk. Wanahwam nawu djabbo wanjh mandjewk nakimuk bebmeng kumhrey wanjh nawu djabbo nang nawu mandjewk yimeng ngarrurndeng kore mamamh ba ngangimen kore kururrk dja mandjewk nganbun. Wanjh bu kumhdurndengi wernhkimukminj nawu mandjewk kumwam bebmeg bikayhmeng bidjawam wak. Mamamh ngamngimen dja mandjewk nganhbun ngabonjdjekdoweng ngahdeldelme. Wak yimeng larrk ngarriwern ngarrimirndebarlmeng minj baleh ngiyo. Wanjh bihdjalbom nawu djabbo mandjewk ngurdmeng kore kunburrk nuye. Kuberrk yonginj kukak yimerranj wam nawu djabbo kukku bomey manbowern mankudji mankabo marnbom wanjh kumbokang kore wak namanjmiken dja nawu birrihdjarrkyoy. Bomunkeweng rowk manbu kukku kore namanjmiken dja bininj nawu birrihdjarrkyoy birrikebngakmeng benkebnguneng manbu kukku birridowerrinj rowk. Dja nungan balwam yerrkang kudjarrirn kore kahbodjurrhbume (waterfall) kore Wulwunj kaddum kabolkngeyo Ngingurdulyak Kumekke kunwarde yimeranj kahwardedjabdi nakka wanjh Djabbo kahni. Kahbonan kukku kahbowarrhme.