"In some of the dreaming stories about the Carpet Snake, it will be referred to as the Rainbow Serpent.
Here, if you look at this painting, all camouflaged, the colours of the earth once again, the circles of life force and you can see the warriors walking along and they got there spears, they got there woomeras and one is carrying his boomerang and they’re tracking and going through the land. You can also see (bottom left) the women following the men and the women with the little children and the men there offering protection with their spears and their woomeras, and the women carrying the coolamons on their heads and their dilly bags. So they’re moving around the land and showing how we protect the land as we move around. Once again, we have four women with their digging sticks and coolamons sitting around the camp fire preparing the food they’ve collected.
You can see the camouflaged hand signs; these are some of my children, my daughter Tricia and my grandson, Jordan from when he was little. So this is telling the story of the Carpet Snake, Carbal the Carpet Snake or Goorialla came into the land and as it slid along through the land it pushed up the earth to make the mountain ranges and the dark dots are the cliffs and the hills going up and it made the deep valleys for the water to run.
So when you fly over Australia in a plane and look down, all our waterways look like Carbal or Goorialla the Rainbow Serpent slid along and created our river system in the dreaming."
- Uncle Colin Jones
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