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The Spirit Whale has spoken

Activists are weaponising indigenous myth-making

4 May 2024

9:00 AM

4 May 2024

9:00 AM

It is a sign of the times when an $18.7 billion gas project, 180 kilometres north-west of Northwest Cape off the West Australian coast, is halted indefinitely by the possible existence of the ‘Jidirah Spirit Whale’, a mythical creature which, according to indigenous fables, inhabits the oceans in that area and tells the fish of the sea what to eat, when to mate and where to migrate.

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