This giant sculpture by Bruce Armstrong sits high above the Melbourne Docklands precinct gazing east. In Australian aboriginal mythology, specifically Kulin including Wurundjeri and Bunurong, Bunjil is the supreme god, represented as an eagle. The Kulin claim he is a culture-hero who taught them all the important skills of life, but the Wurundjeri claims he created mankind. He now lives in the sky. Binbeal, the rainbow spirit, is his son.
According to Carolyn Briggs, a Bunurong Elder, Bunjil told the Bunurong always to welcome guests, but stipulated that guests should obey Bunjil’s laws and do no harm to children or the land.
This image taken on my Diana, a medium format “toy camera” with Fuji 160 NPC film.