A man is walking in the bush towards camp when he hears people wailing and screaming because a man in their camp has died. This is the first death in their camp. Mardiyhin – the ceremony of birth, life and death – has begun.
The man starts singing Mularra. He calls out from the tree to the spirit world with the song.
The people help to lift up the body of the dead man and lay him onthe platform. They cover him with branches and leaves.
The people release the dead persons spirit by smoking themselves in the fire.
As a group they run into the water once, twice and three times.
They then burry the dead body in a nearby cave and wait for the morning star to rise.