The Nyitting, Nyittiny, or Nyetting is the Noongar dreamtime, but for Noongar it is the Cold Time. The story "The Carers of Everything" by Noel Nannup begins:
|“||This story begins here, in the south west of Western Australia, it begins at a time when the Earth was flat and featureless, there was nothing on it at all, there was almost total darkness. The sky was a thick dark mass that sat on the ground, there was no wind, and it was freezing cold, this time is known to local Aboriginal people as nyetting, the time when it was "freezing cold".||”|
This is Aboriginal oral history of the last ice age from at least 10,000 years ago when the last ice age ended. For other examples of oral history reaching way back in time see the bibol Kaartdijin Noongar
- Kaartdijin Noongar (Noongar Knowledge). Amongst other things, this is our history. It goes a long way back.
- Aboriginal Nations
Ngiyan waarnk - ReferencesEdit
- ↑ John Martin Goldsmith (2014). "Cosmos culture and landscape documenting learning and sharing Aboriginal astronomical knowledge in contemporary society". PhD thesis. Curtin University, Faculty of Science and Engineering. 1 May 2014. p. 195
- ↑ Noel Nannup, Karda (2006). "Moondang-ak Kaaradjiny : the carers of everything". Batchelor, N.T. Batchelor Press. ISBN 9781741310580