In the words of Cheryl’s family:
Gulaga and her sons are said to have been walking one day, collecting bush tucker, when the oldest son wanted to go fishing. Gulaga told him no, he was too young to go by himself, but he snuck out anyway, paddling out in a bark canoe when his mother wasn’t looking. Halfway out, a big wave came and knocked him off his canoe, stranding him out at sea as Montague Island. Devastated by her loss, Gulaga lay down and told her younger son to stay close, within arm’s reach, and so she now lies down on her side, watching over her two sons.
Further to the south stands Peak Alone mountain, the husband of Gulaga. He loved her so much that he would go out into the bush and collect fur from rare albino possums to make her a beautiful white coat. Gulaga can often be seen wearing the coat at night, when it’s cold – and the mountain is shrouded in fog and clouds.
Cheryl holds an image featuring her grandfather Edward ‘Neddy’ Walker.