Ahead of us, in the village of Enngonia, an hour and a half down this road, was Ruby.
Julie was particularly keen for us to meet Ruby, as on a previous visit she had called Julie inside as Julie passed her house in the village and showed Julie the emu eggs she carves.
|Ruby and Julie on Julie's first visit.|
Ruby is very proud of her eggs and is working on carving a special one for each member of her family. She keeps them carefully in the blue container you can see on the table. Each one has a unique design made just for that particular person but is based on traditional designs handed down from past.
|Each egg is designed for the person who will receive it.|
She may look shy in the photo but Ruby loves having visitors and says it is rather quiet in Enngonia otherwise. Ruby made us most welcome the day we were there, providing us with a cool drink, a tour of her family photos and information about the local natural area She has a lot of knowledge about special spots to go to, particularly good places to camp,where the local people still gather as they have for generations.
We only met her for about an hour but felt we were friends already.