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Wardan or Wardarn is Ocean in English. The wardan to the West of Noongar boodjar is the Indian Ocean, the wardan to the South is the Southern Ocean.

The tides are caused twice a day by both Meeka (Moon) wer Ngaangk (Sun), but the tides raised by Ngaangk are only keny third as those raised by Meeka. When Meeka's tides occur at the same time as Ngaangk's we get 'spring' tides, the largest tides. When the tides work against each other in opposition we get 'neap' tides, the lowest tides. The boodjar also makes a difference to the tides, so tides may be delayed or, in places such as for example the Solent in England, you get 'double high tide' as the tide comes keny way around the Isle of Wight wer then it comes the other way around.

Occasionally a catastrophe happens wer wardan comes far inland as a 'tsunami' ('harbour wave' in Japanese) or 'tidal wave' causing great destruction.

Ngolak Wardan - Stories about the Ocean[edit]

Some spirit children or 'koolongurs' were trapped by the rising sea, so to save themselves they attached themselves to young 'mimang' (or 'mamang') wer 'kila' (or 'kwilena'). Now, whenever a mimang or kila beaches itself it is believed to be keny of the koolongurs returning home. The coast is a special place because when a clan member died they were either buried il a dreaming trail or in the sand of the nearest coastal dunes. Djenark, the silver gull, flies above the coast wer the boodjar maintaining the link between those buried inland wer those buried il the coast.[1]

Djildjit - Fish[edit]

Wardanal Moort [edit]

See also[edit]

Ngiyan waarnk[edit]

  1. Paul Amyes. (2010). "Perth's Best Bush, Coast and City Walks". Pub Woodslane