A long, long time ago, as well as having wives of their own the Maludaianini people would often slink into the bush with the women of other men. This behaviour caused much distrust and squabbling that developed into fighting where some of the men were killed. Following this the men of the Maludaianini people went into the sky, becoming the milky way and the women some of the near-by stars.
As the sun woman, Wuriupranala, flees behind the western horizon, the light of her torch fading, men in the milky way journey in a wide band across the sky, looking in on their wives as they go.
At dusk the Maludaianis massage the dry perspiration from their bodies. It settles on the Aborigines' eyelids, making them leaden. Shortly they are behind their simple bark shelters sleeping.
In the morning, as the milky way stars are fading and the Sun-Woman's first light appears in the eastern sky, the honey-eater Tukimbini, with it's faint lyrical call, awakens the Aborigines to another day.
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