A water spirit, half man half fish, a bunyip, of Lake Alexandrina. It has instead of hair a matted crop of reeds. The booming sound frequently heard in the lake is attributed to him. The sound is believed to cause rheumatism in those who hear it.



  • Smith, W. Ramsey. (1932). Myths and legends of the Australian Aboriginals. New York: Farrar & Rinehart Publishers, p. 181.
  • Woods, J. D. (1879). Native Tribes of South Australia. Adelaide: E. S. Wigg and Son, p. 62.