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Devils Marbles

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The Aboriginal people know them as Karlukarlu

The Devils Marbles ... eggs of the Rainbow Serpent

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In the creation story of the Dreaming, the Rainbow Serpent fashioned the earth and then returned to a spot east of the Kimberleys at a place where the rainbow meets the earth. The Rainbow Serpent's eggs fossilised and became what non-Aborigines now call the Devils Marbles. The Aborigines know them as Karlukarlu. This collection of huge, round, red-colored boulders is found in the Tennant Creek region of Australia's Northern Territory.
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