The EMU is a gnarly bird that is for sure !
The only bird with calf muscles, this bird travels great distances at a sprinting speed of 50 km/h.
Nomadic by nature, they have tiny wings which are used for steering at high speed and also at a standstill, to keep cool.
It’s the male who incubates a new egg by sitting on it for eight weeks until it hatches a chick.
In 1930 after the first world war the Aussie farmers hated the Emu who were running rampant. The colonial army had surplus ammunition, solution : gun em down, wage war on the Emu ! "
Major Meredith commented on the striking manoeuvrability of the emus, even while badly wounded.
"If we had a military division with the bullet-carrying capacity of these birds it would face any army in the world ... They can face machine guns with the invulnerability of tanks. They are like Zulus whom even dum-dum bullets could not stop"
Australia is full of wild creatures, spiritual epicness, and clearly some Dum Dums roam about.
The Aboriginal people have the 'Dreamtime' – English term to represent concepts of ‘Everywhen’ during which the land was inhabited by ancestral figures, often of heroic proportions or with supernatural abilities – best understood by non-Aboriginal people as “a complex of meanings”.
In the Upper Arrernte language, the proper verb for ‘to dream‘ is Altjirerama, literally “to see God”.
In the night sky, an EMU can be seen in the glittering sprawl of the Milky Way. Named 'Dhinawan', described as “very clever, industrious isn’t made of stars; she’s subtle and elusive” – Dhinawan is found in the dark space between the lights.
Dhinawan embodies the quiet ingenuity of Indigenous knowledge systems – there, right before your eyes, yet requiring a different way of seeing.
You can read all about it in this fantastic book DARK EMU which challenges the atrocities that White Man brought along with their false histories.
For other freaky flightless bipeds from downunder, check out the MOA, KIWI, CASSOWARY and ELEPHANT BIRD.
Join the emuverse rebellion and help this EMU to FLY !
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