Sunday, 22 April 2012
Glass House Mountains (2)
This is the view from a small cafe, overlooking the grove of mangoes and Mount Coonowrin, or Crookneck (377m). What better way to start the day, sitting here, enjoying a cooked breakfast.
In Aboriginal Dreamtime mythology, Coonowrin is said to be the son of Tibrogargan and Beerwah. During a violent storm, Tibrogargan commanded his son Coonowrin to take his mother Beerwah and his siblings and help them move to safety. Being scared of the storm, Coonowrin instead ran off, and when his father found him he hit him on the back of the head, resulting in Coonowrin's crooked neck. Tibrogargan was so ashamed of his son's cowardice that to this day he sits with his back to Coonowrin.