Etta and the Shadow Taboo by Jared Field

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The Shadow Taboo is an old Gamilaraay tradition where one must avoid stepping on the shadows of others. Jared Field shares this traditional custom through the story of Etta – a girl who learns this lesson the hard way when she stands on her baawaa’s (sister’s) shadow.


Etta turns to the spirit tree for guidance and is shown the importance of respecting the personal space of others – and the value of having her own personal space – and after apologising to her baawaa, swears to always ask herself:
The spirit tree knows
The spirit tree cares
Where is my shadow?
And where is theirs?