Australian Aboriginal flood myth is history flooding aborigine

Australian flood myth is history

Australian Aboriginal myth is history according to a recent report on their stories about flooding and perhaps a great flooding event only a few thousand years ago.

If the recent Australian Aborigine mythology is based on true advents then does this imply that their Dreamtime mythology could also based on fact?

Australian Aboriginal flood myth is history flooding aborigineIndigenous stories of dramatic sea level rises across Australia date back more than 7,000 years in a continuous oral tradition without parallel anywhere in the world, according to new research.

Sunshine Coast University marine geographer Patrick Nunn and University of New England linguist Nicholas Reid believe that 21 Indigenous stories from across the continent faithfully record events between 18,000 and 7000 years ago, when the sea rose 120m.

It’s an extraordinary thing. We don’t find this in other places around the world. The sea being 120 metres lower and then coming up over the continental shelf, that happened in Africa, America, Asia and everywhere else. But it’s only in Australia that we’re finding this large canon of stories that are all faithfully telling the same thing.”
Revealed: how Indigenous Australian storytelling accurately records sea level rises 7,000 years ago | The Guardian

Australian Aboriginal flood mythology is their history

Peter ‘Mungo’ Jupp has previously insisted that Aborigine folklore including relatively recent flood myths are true. One of them may be due to a mega Tsunami hitting New South Wales, Victoria and Melbourne in 1500 AD.

But for all the charm and fascination of the (Georgiana McCrae) dairy, for me the archaeologist, the real gem is the revelation that the Bunurong tribe had witnessed the cataclysmic formation of Port Phillip bay. She records how a Mr Cobb talks to the blacks. They said originally you could

‘walk dry foot from our side of the bay to Geelong’. It was a Kangaroo grazing ground. He quotes that, ‘long ago, in a night of great tempests, the trees blew down and a great sea rushed in through the heads at Portsea. The land sank under earthquakes and the water became deep and void, just as it is today’.

She notes Governor Batman also added the aboriginal tradition that the Yarra once flowed along the Carrum swamps and came out in Westernport bay. What a great catastrophic event this must of been .
The incredible Georgiana McCrae | Ancient Destructions

Slow or fast flooding events?

Are you more likely to remember a very slow changing and rising of the sea level or a more faster or catastrophic event?

aboriginal myth history inundation flood dreamtime storiesSome of the stories are straight factual accounts, such as those around Port Phillip Bay near Melbourne, which tell of the loss of kangaroo hunting grounds.

Others, especially older stories such as those from around Spencer Gulf in South Australia, are allegorical: an ancestral being angered by the misbehaviour of a clan punishes them by taking their country, gouging a groove with a magical kangaroo bone for the sea to swallow up the land.

“Our sense originally is that the sea level must have been creeping up very slowly and not been noticeable in an individual’s lifetime,” Reid said.

“But we’ve come to realise through conducting this research that Australia must in fact have been abuzz with news about this.
Revealed: how Indigenous Australian storytelling accurately records sea level rises 7,000 years ago | The Guardian

More evidence to support the idea that comparative mythology has suggested an overwhelming amount of local mythology that suggests great events, catastrophes and phenomena witnessed on Earth and in our solar system skies are based on true events?

Stories belonging to Australian Aboriginal groups tell of a time when the former coastline of mainland Australia was inundated by rising sea level. Stories are presented from 21 locations from every part of this coastline. In most instances it is plausible to assume that these stories refer to events that occurred more than about 7000 years ago, the approximate time at which the sea level reached its present level around Australia.
Aboriginal Memories of Inundation of the Australian Coast Dating from More than 7000 Years Ago