For some time the bunyip spent time on his own, drifting apart from the aboriginal people, especially Duruninang. A great famine came to the land. Animals could not find enough food. Aboriginal people were vegetarians, they did not eat meat. The aboriginal people became very hungry . The bunyip made his way back and saw the aboriginal people were hungry. He encouraged Duruninang and her people to eat the dying animals for meat. The aboriginal people did not like this but they were hungry. They were tempted to eat the forbidden food, the creator said you must never eat your animal friends or each other. This was lore given to them in the dreamtime.
The bunyip is an Aboriginal Australian mythical being, equivalent to the devil. In this short story, the bunyip is an all-knowing being. The bunyip uses knowledge to create dependence from human beings. The knowledge that human beings access is used to benefit themselves over other humans.
The objective of the bunyip is to rule the world. This short story explores how the bunyip would do this.
The bunyip will become the all-seeing eye.
About the Author
I am an aboriginal man from Australia. I have completed a degree in Indigenous Australian Studies. In my conversations with my elders and lectures I learnt a new world-view, which was different from my westernised education. In this short story, I tried to string some common ideas and values together from my westernise education and aboriginal education. My aim it to create another point of view.