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by Melanie Share, Clarksville Middle School
Darana was part of the Dieri, and one of the first people. Australian mythology refers to the beginning as "dream time," and in this time there was a story of how Darana made rain by singing it magically. Her singing made witchetty grubs (a type of food) and flowers. She put these in bags, and left. However, two young people broke the bags, and were turned into two sacred sand stones. The Australians believed that if the stones were scratched, there would be famine, and if the stones were destroyed, there would be dust.

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