REGGIE SULTAN - SEVEN SISTERS
Acrylic on Canvas | 115cm x 70cm
"When you look towards the sky at night you can see the Milky Way and the Seven Sisters. One night the Seven Sisters decided to visit Earth, so they followed the Milky Way until they came to Earth near a creek. They got off the Milky Way and wandered around. They saw the kangaroos, emus, snakes, bush tucker, creeks and waterholes. They came upon seven hunters sitting with their spears and shields. The hunters noticed them and called them over. "Here" said one of the hunters, "are you hungry? Have a feed and a drink of water."
"They seem to be friendly" said one of the sisters, so they walked over. The hunters fell in love with them at first sight. They told the hunters, "when the sun goes we must go. As soon as the Milky Way comes again near the creek where we got off, we have to go back into the sky." The hunters were very sad and didn't want them to go. The sun finally went down and the Milky Way appeared near the creek again. "We must go" they said and ran towards the Milky Way. "Stop Stop", called the hunters but the sisters ran towards the Milky Way and climbed on.
They shouted "We must be back tonight so all the people all over the world can see us, our friends are waiting for us." But one of the hunters, the youngest and smallest one, grabbed hold of the smallest sister and said "don't go please" and started crying. She started to cry as well, so he let her go and she waved goodbye with tears in her eyes and the hunter was incredibly sad.
He married one of his promised wives and told his story to all of his children. To this day you can look towards the sky and you can see the youngest girl trying to catch up with her other sisters.
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