“It’s a story about how we came to have the sun and why we should look after the kookaburras,” he’d told her.
‘Long ago, the earth was in darkness, and the emu and the bush-turkey were always being mean to each other, throwing each other’s eggs high into the sky. The moon and the stars were the campfires of all the sky people. One day, the bush-turkey threw the emu’s egg so high it hit some wood from one of the campfires of the sky people and the spark that came from it created fire. The fire grew to light the whole earth, giving it warmth and colour and became known as - the sun. After that, the sky people agreed to create the sun every day, as long as they were reminded. So, they asked the kookaburra to laugh every morning to alert them. When the kookaburra agreed it became known as a brother, and from then on protected by the people below because of its important role.’
“Just our secret Rach,” he’d said.
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