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The Siren’s Call by Ronelle Reid – The name of the order in which the dugong is within is Sirena. This name refers to when the Sirena was first seen by early sailors they mistook them for sirens or mermaids. In Aboriginal Dreaming stories, the dugong was a lovely young woman who after being betrayed goes to live in the sea. This is similar in Polynesian stories with dugongs being a young woman who retreated to the sea.

On top of my dugong is a bush stone curlew or bush thick-knee couple. The call of the curlew has been said to sound like a shrieking woman in mourning. There are also many stories about the curlews and their call from early white settlers thinking they were the ghosts of the dead coming back to haunt them.

In this work, I hope the calls of the curlews draw attention to the plight of the dugong with their large herds now dwindling and listed on the IUCN red list as vulnerable.

This is a beautifully calming oil on wood panel painting. Framed in a simple grey wood frame.

The Siren’s Call

Ronelle Reid

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Size: 60w x 75h x 5d cms
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The Siren’s Call by Ronelle Reid – The name of the order in which the dugong is within is Sirena. This name refers to when the Sirena was first seen by early sailors they mistook them for sirens or mermaids. In Aboriginal Dreaming stories, the dugong was a lovely young woman who after being betrayed goes to live in the sea. This is similar in Polynesian stories with dugongs being a young woman who retreated to the sea.

On top of my dugong is a bush stone curlew or bush thick-knee couple. The call of the curlew has been said to sound like a shrieking woman in mourning. There are also many stories about the curlews and their call from early white settlers thinking they were the ghosts of the dead coming back to haunt them.

In this work, I hope the calls of the curlews draw attention to the plight of the dugong with their large herds now dwindling and listed on the IUCN red list as vulnerable.

This is a beautifully calming oil on wood panel painting. Framed in a simple grey wood frame.

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