- Bell Peak North Plane Crash 28January 1970: ... read story
- Birds of New South Wales - #2 - Urunga / Forster-Tuncurry: The next leg of our journey south took us from Cabarita Beach to Forster-Tuncurry. Along the way ... read story
- Birds of New South Wales - #1 - Tweed Coast Region: We are heading south again and have almost completed a week's stay at Cabarita Beach on the Tweed Coast of ... read story
- A day to remember: The rock dislodged; about the size of a square football, it cascaded down the hill. I ... read story
- Scotts Gully: The correct name of this particular Bimerah Outstation is Scotts Gully. Our family, the McGrath family, lived there ... read story
- Birds of Queensland - #4 - Noosa Region: Last year, whilst researching the internet for worthwhile birding sites on the Sunshine Coast, I came across a ... read story
- My Home: I live on one of the 2 properties that are classed as the Moppa Gold Fields. I have caught ... read story
- "THE TATE RIVER TIN MINES" Feb 16, 1892: ;The Brisbane Courier, Monday 29 February 1892 (Page 3) via Correspondent in Tate; FEB 16 1892 Since my last ... read story
Narrow the stories:
- click on a year
- click on a type of place
- City, Town or Village
- Forestry Reserve
- Lake or Dam
- Mountain or Hill
- Nature Conservation Reserve
- State or Territory
- River or Creek
- Reef or Fishing Spot
- Fish Attracting Device
- Suburb/Regional Area
- Weather Station
Living water. (20 April 2012)
contributed by JoeFurulyas
(contact JoeFurulyas about this story)
Weeli Wolli Creek is substantially important in the traditional land owners history.
The Nyiyaparli and the Martu Idja Banyjima people believe that the spirit of the Yurduba ( rainbow Serpent ) is in this water.
Yurduba travelled from the Kimberley and now lives in the surrounding hills, he is the guardian of all permanent waterholes, watches all people who come here and we have an obligation to respect him.
Sadly the mining industry is changing the true nature that is the Weeli Wolli Spring ~ Creek system.
Rio Tinto is dewatering the underground water table below their Hope Downs operation, the water is being pumped back into Weeli Wolli creek to a point below the natural spring(s) that since creation times has been feeding the creek.
The artificial inflow of water at first glance looks rather beautiful, but the end result at some point in the future, is that the natural spring(s) may dry up and only the artificial water flow controlled by the miners will feed the stream.
The near by sink hole is believed to be the lair of "Yurduba" this belief is still quite strong amongst the traditional owners of the land.
This story was uploaded into the Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia entry for the River or Creek 'Weeli Wolli Creek'.
- add a story about Weeli Wolli Creek: click here to add a story about Weeli Wolli Creek
- info about Weeli Wolli Creek: click here for the Bonzle entry on Weeli Wolli Creek (open in new window)
- map of Weeli Wolli Creek: click here for the Bonzle map of Weeli Wolli Creek (open in new window)
- pictures of Weeli Wolli Creek: click here for pictures of Weeli Wolli Creek (open in new window)