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Dahl'wah

The story of how the Casuarinas or 'She Oaks' came to be, by artists Clive and Jason Groves.

These artwork panels tell the D’harawal story of how women make string for hunting and fishing nets from the Casuarina trees needle-like leaves by rubbing them on their legs. To avoid the pain of pulling leg hairs while rubbing, the women remove the hair by using the leaves of the 'Tam'nun' or Sandpaper Fig trees which are close to the artwork. Mothers tell their children that if lost they should sit under a stand of Casuarina trees until they are found. The bed of leaves will protect them from snakes.