And the tribes could look up to him from the earth and see the stars which were Mirrabooka’s eyes gazing down on them. When in later times white invaders came from across the sea and stole the tribal lands, they did not know that this group of stars across the sky was Mirrabooka, and they renamed them.

They named Mirrabooka the Southern Cross.
Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker)



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