World Culture-Bearers from Australantis.
The material used in this chapter can be found in greater detail in the authors book “URU – The Lost Civilisation of Australia”, [URU Publications 2005].
Myths and legends hoary with age, from Peru to old Mesopotamia, on through the Indus Valley to Egypt, and across the European continent to the British Isles, speak of a great white race that carried culture and civilisation across the earth at the dawn of history. This mighty people were the Uru.
Two principal movements can be observed in their great worldwide migrations, ie northwards out of Australia through south-east Asia into mainland Asia, Mesopotamia and the rest of the Old World, and eastwards across the Pacific to the Americas.
In what is a long and involving story, we will follow the ghostly trail of cultural evidence left behind by the Uru in their migrations out across the earth, a trail of language traits, scripts and megalithic ruins too often overlooked by conservative scholars in favour of the ‘traditional’ history of humankind’s supposed earliest steps towards civilisation in the Old World.
Yet there have always been other scholars who questioned this time-honoured academic dogma. For example, the Reverend M Glaumont, having studied the megalithic structures found across New Caledonia, which included huge works for taro cultivation, consisting of terraces with stone and clay walls states:
“The valley of Tene was at the bottom of a basin, and the mountains which surrounded it were the side; the spectator at the centre enjoying the coup d’oeil as if he were in the middle of a Roman circus”. [see Glaumont, M. (1) “Usages moues et coutumes des Neo-caledoniens”, Rev. d’ethn. 7, 1888. (2) “La culte de l’iguane et du taro en Noiuvelle-Caledonie”, A, 8.].
In 1914 Macmillan Brown observed that the mass of often monolithic structures found scattered in New Caledonia and the rest of island Melanesia, had to have been the work of a former higher culture than the present Melanesians: “There are ramparts of stone that might have been fortifications. There are a few dolmens or trilithons. There is an extraordinary development of carving on rocks and on blocks of stone”. [see Brown, Macmillan, “A new Pacific Ocean Script” Man., 1914, 43, and “Notes on a Visit to New Caledonia”, Man., 1916, 66].
North of New Caledonia, in the New Hebrides [Vanuatu] is to be found other great stoneworks. In some islands, such as Santo, Malo and Malekula, massive dolmen-like structures are a special feature, employed in long-forgotten ceremonies of the white-skinned Uru. A great amount of stone was employed in the construction of huge buildings on Santa Maria in the Banks Islands, which include a miniature trilithon, and stone images connected with meeting houses.
There also exist stone walls built of great blocks and are as tall as a man. Were these walls to be laid out end to end they would cover up to several hundred kilometres, such is their extent. Immense numbers of builders had to have taken part in their construction.
The name ‘Uru’ is synonymous with the megalithic culture sites from the Solomons to Torres Strait [submerged and otherwise] as we have seen in Chapter Three, and the name continues to be found wherever ancient megaliths were raised in New Guinea and its island neighbours.
At Ilukawaiwaia in the Trobriand Islands east of the Papuan coast in the Solomon Sea in 1936, Papuan Government anthropologist Mr F.E. Williams, while investigating dense jungle with Patrol Officer Austin, stumbled upon an extensive area of massive stoneworks, consisting of lengthy walls built of huge shaped stones, great menhirs [standing stones], collapsed buildings, and what Mr F.E. Williams described at the time as “tomb-temples”, and the possible resting places of high-ranking members of the former ruling class.
A native team was set to work clearing away the jungle covering the ruins. Williams’ opinion was that the ruins were “thousands of years old” and not the work of Melanesians. A considerable labour force perhaps numbering in the hundreds would have been needed to erect these monuments – which included menhirs 17ft high weighing 12,000 lbs. The jungle has long since reclaimed these monuments of old Uru.
Many important archaeological finds came to light in both the British and German halves of New Guinea in the early period of its exploration. In 1907 Messrs Seligman and Joyce wrote the following report: “Within the past few years discoveries have been made in British New Guinea of pottery fragments and implements of obsidian and stone, which differ entirely in type from the pottery and implements used at the present time by the inhabitants of the localities in which the finds were made”.
This account was soon followed by a paper published by Mr E.W.P. Chinnery, [“Stone-work and Goldfields in British New Guinea”, JRAI. 49. 1919], in which he included the then known megalithic discoveries in both British and German New Guinea. He states:
“The objects are ‘sacred’ stones, standing stones, stone circles; shells with incised ornamentation consisting of concentric circles, spiral scrolls, and human face representations; fragments of ornamented pottery; stone carvings of birds [with snake-like head], human and animal figures; pestles and mortars of granite, lava and other stone, in various shapes, some of them carved; perforated quartz implements in various forms, some of which have been converted into stone headed clubs, and implements of obsidian and other stone not used by existing races”.
As shown in Chapter Three, the name ‘Uru’ and its many variations follows the megalithic trail throughout Island Melanesia to Micronesia. The New Guinea landmass possesses a great many ‘Uru’ variant names. To list every single ‘Uru’ name variant in New Guinea [and we still have other parts of the world to deal with in this regard!] is not possible. However, northwards up the coast from Port Moresby there is Karuku, Kerema and Orokolo. Inland there is the Bismarck Range where we find Goroka. Across the border in Irian Jaya there is the Kamura and Kapare Rivers on the south coast east of Uta and so on.
The mark of old Uru can be seen in the continuing ghostly trail of megaliths as it winds through island south-east Asia and on across the Asian mainland. Thus in the Arafura Sea we find Aru Island and Tanimbar Island. Ta-Nim-bar means [Ta] Land [Nim the Sun-God [bar] people; thus “Land of Nim’s people” in the Uruan language.
In Java are to be found many more ‘Uru’ variants, such as Ura, Uro, Aru, Ora, Atu and Pakanbaru, which means [Pa] fortified [Kanb(e)] place of [aru] Uru: thus “fortified place of the Uru”.
To pursue all the ‘Uru’ variants to be found in the Asian region and everywhere else in the world to which the Uru spread is beyond the scope of this book, although these variants can be found across China, the Philippines to Japan, always in the region of pre-Asian culture megalithic sites.
Three migratory waves may have spread Uruan culture, to subsequently influence the rise of the later Old World civilisations. Once Uruan colonisation had reached the Sumatran and Malayan landmasses, [while one movement spread throughout the Indo-China/Burma region into Tibet], it is now probable that Uruan culture was spread through two cross-ocean migrations; one via the Bay of Bengal into India, the other beyond here across the Arabian Sea into the Oman and Persian Gulfs, to influence the later rise of Mesopotamia, Indo-Aryan Near and Middle-Eastern civilisations, as well as those of Western Europe.
As will be seen in the course of this book, all the old cultures and civilisations of the Old and New Worlds preserved traditions of the great “lost paradise”, situated in the southernmost region of the world, from where the first bearers of culture had arisen to spread civilisation out across the earth in a lost golden age of mankind. It would become known as a land overflowing with immense riches, leading the “children” of Uru to put to sea as the age of metals dawned, to sail in search of their “Land of origin”.