Mallee Fowl at Linga Pink Lakes
The Mallee fowl is very independent and resilient, just like Aboriginal people. This Mallee fowl is digging a big, deep nest in the sand where it will bury its eggs. The mum doesn’t sit on the eggs. It takes a chick three to four hours to dig its way out and as soon as it has a rest and dries-off, it runs into the bush. Then they have to fend for themselves and they only come back together to breed. Like the Mallee fowl, our people can look after ourselves and are tremendous survivors. Our kids can survive in the bush and learn everything they need to learn just from playing. We learn from the land, we are part of the land and we love the land.
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