Allens Cave

Allenbi Marrbugan

Photo by Scott Cane. From: http://farwestcoastaboriginalcorp.org.au//wpcontent/uploads/2014/03/Simon-Munt-Allens-Cave-slideshow-for-FWCAC-website-2016.pdf

Language Points

Guugu Yimithirr

Allan’s Cave – Marrbugan Allanbi – South Australiawi nhaamaalma nubuun nanggurr nambal ganawi warra mugul-buthun Australiawi. Bamaal start-use-im-gurrali nhayun wali 40,000 years ago. Garrgu bada thana bama miiraathi yiway thana warrga-mathi thanaan-gami bungaalbi gurra ngaabaaythirrguwi nhin-ganu bubu dabaardabaar banyjillbi. Yiyi bubu thabulthabul gurra bubu guurrbi thanaanngu bubu gujinngu Mirning, Kokatha, Wirangu, Yalata gurra Maralinga Tjaratja.

English

Allens Cave in South Australia is one of Australia’s oldest rock shelters. People started using it around 40,000 years ago. By the time people arrived here they had developed outstanding skills and knowledge to live in desert conditions. This site is of cultural significance to the Mirning, Kokatha, Wirangu, Yalata and Maralinga Tjaratja people.