The three sisters and the drought

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  • The three sisters were the giants of the land and helped the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with all of their needs and troubles. 
  • The Three Sisters and The Drought
  • The three sisters loved the waterways that ran through the Blue Mountains and made sure that they were always healthy and clean. 
  • One day the sisters woke up and saw all of their people standing around one of the main water sources in the blue mountains. They screamed...
  • "The water is gone, the water has disappeared.”
  • The drought continued throughout an entire week and the three sisters still didn’t have a plan on how to fix it.
  • Until one night, the middle sister came up with an idea, "What would happen if we used our tears to fill the lakes and rivers and give our people all the water they need to survive?”  The youngest sister replied, "we wouldn’t survive to see their happiness, as we are drained of the water inside of us.” They all looked at each other and the eldest sister said, "well if that is what it takes to save our people then let’s do it!”
  • The next morning the three sisters went to the dried up lake and began to think about how if they didn’t do this all of their friends and people would die. Their eyes started to sparkle with tears and they began to cry. Huge droplets fell from their cheeks almost filling the lake in an instant. 
  • The water ran through the streams and fell down waterfalls until the sisters didn’t have any tears left to cry and were too tired to stand. Once their tears had filled every lake and river, the sisters could rest. As the sun set the sisters began to turn to stone and from that day on they looked over their people and made sure that they always had water.
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