Pop Gus Ryder talks about a lily that grew on the grave of his grandmother

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My Dad used to tell me there was a lily to show us where the grave was and every year when like in the hot weather the lily would die out and then when a lot of people would go and Dad particularly used to go back to his mother’s grave and he saw it when it was raining or a good storm was on the lily would come up and he knew where his Mum’s grave was exactly. That was one of the good things about that one, yeah.

From: Pop Gus Ryder, interview for South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council, 12 August 2008.

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