Tongerlongeter (4)

Tasmanian

Of earth and stars

Not extinguished at death

Guerrilla strikes – “reconnaissance, ritual preparation, weaponry, wind speed and direction…”

Eldest girl, Mary, covered in blood

Radius bone violently torn away

Life saved

Of earth and stars

Not extinguished at death

Garment of wool lined with linen or fine-weave wool

Esteemed

Tasmanian

Edged with white

Remembered no more

.

(see Reynolds & Clements, Tongerlongeter.)

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