This chronicle comes alive from the legend of a great sweeping saga, which covered of the lives of four early Australians. Their meeting and subsequent lives together left an archaeological puzzle that stands even today. In those times, our chronicle reveals, Mega-fauna: the giant-sized, animal ancestors’ of our modern day fauna, still roamed across our lands. Literal giants of some of our contemporary survivors. Four meter tall Kangaroo, giant Wombat, Emu-sized ducks, a huge marsupial Tapir - and the terrifying marsupial Lion. Into this exotic period of fast-changing climate - as The Mother warms up again - steps Mudjeri: the humble Fethafoot warrior. Beside him, walks his newfound, sweet soul-mate, Ngari: who would one day give her own life, for the life of her lover’s best friend. Into the shadow of the shy, lovelorn couple and their star-bright, mutually-embraced love story, stumbles Gurindji – the Slayer – a man controlled by the aggressive, green-eyed monster: a man who’d stop at nothing to get what he wanted. Finally, with the rumbling wheeze of a heavy breath, the strong, musky-hot scent of a massive wild animal arrives - and the final actor, the last of his kind: the giant short-face Kangaroo, Guluya, makes his awesome appearance.
About the Author
Pemulwuy Weeatunga is the pen name John M Wenitong chose for the Fethafoot Chronicles series. Born in Gladstone, Queensland, Australia, John is an indigenous Australian man of Kabi Kabi Aboriginal and South-Sea Island origin. His Australian indigenous mob is caretakers of the mainland area from approximately the Fraser to Moreton Islands area of the SE-Queensland coastline. John's mother - Aunty Lorna Wenitong - started the first Aboriginal Health Program out of Mt Isa in the late 1960s and his younger brother, Mark, one of the first indigenous Doctors in Queensland, is credited with being the mind behind AIDA in Australia. John, now in his early sixties, has four children aged from their teens to their late thirties, and six wonderful grandchildren. He plays guitar, photographs nature, writes poetry and songs, and occasionally tries to sing.