URU-The Lost Civilisation of Australia
Excerpts From The Book-Chapter 17
The Great Wave

Rex Gilroy standing beside the second granite head situated 15 m from the Nim head
This image is that of "Nif"- The Uruan Earth Mother Goddess
Both heads display great age

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The Great Wave

Back in 1966, American Professor of the History of Science, Charles H. Hapgood, of Keene State College of the University of New Hampshire, created a sensation when he and a team of students analyzed the ‘Piri re-is’ map, copied by Arab scholars from lost originals in the great Alexandrian Library. Drawn on gazelle hide by the Turkish admiral in 1513, it describes a reasonably accurate representation of the Atlantic coast of the Antarctic beneath the present ice cap. It also describes with equal accuracy the east coast of South America and the west coast of Africa and Europe. Yet the last time Antarctica was ice-free was around 4000BC.

Rex Stone Alignment Fallen Menhir
Uruan Pear Shaped Circle
Pear Circle
Uruan Pear Shaped Circle
Pear Circle

The Massive Collapsed 'Grand Menhir'
Heather Gilroy Standing on a Fallen Menhir
Now broken in two, it was, thousands of years ago, an important marker for lining up the sunrise on the Summer Solstice. Heather Gilroy points to deep grooves on the [east] face of the menhir, whose purpose it was to catch and calculate the receding shadow of the rising sun. Photo © Rex Gilroy 2004.

Large Stone Circle Stone Circle
I-na the Bird of the Sun Altar Stone I-na Eagle Altar Stone
Nim the Uruan God of the Sun Head of Nim

Carved Head of "Nim" - God of the Sun






The Great Wave [continued]

The implication is that, an unknown maritime people by at least 6,000 years ago, already possessed the seafaring and mathematical ability to survey worldwide coastlines and calculate global projections. The Europeans were unable to accomplish this in 1513! Evidence is beginning to surface of advanced seafaring populations having colonised both sides of the North Atlantic by at least 7,000 years ago, but their identity remains a mystery as does their role in the eventual creation of the ‘Piri Re-is’ map, which is in fact incomplete, for there is a missing section which had to have shown the Australasian region.

There are theories that a civilisation once arose in Antarctica when it was largely ice free, and which now lies buried. Only the global warming theorised by scientists may one day melt enough ice to reveal the remains of this culture.

Scientists have shown there is ample evidence of at least three massive ice-melts accounting for the massive 120-130 metre rise in world sea-levels after the last great Ice Age, and prior to these events, which saw the submergence of the land shelves and their great Uruan culture-centres, there would have been plenty of time for Uru to have extended its civilisation to Antarctica.

When sea levels rose world wide towards the close of the last Ice-Age the catastrophic flooding of the land-shelves witnessed by early man gave rise to the “Great Flood” race-memories that survived into later [recorded] historical times.
Both Sumer and Egypt have left us traditions which point to an eastern origin for their cultural beginnings. This eastern input has been dated to pre-3000BC in Egypt [pre-dynastic period] and much earlier for Mesopotamia.

The region from where their ancestors were said to have originated lay far across the Indian Ocean in Australasian lands, known to Sumerians as Uru, as already pointed out earlier in this book. It is a point of interest that the oldest surviving “Great Flood” traditions are to be found among the myths and legends of our Australian Aboriginal people, stories, handed down to them from the misty past of the Dreamtime and which originated with the Uru.

Yet the fabled “Great Flood” is not the only great aquatic tragedy preserved in Aboriginal lore, and in the surviving tribal traditions of eastern Australia are to be found accounts of a gigantic ‘super wave’, which at a very remote time in the past washed away all human and animal life over a vast expanse of the coastal and inland districts, but for those fortunate enough to have been living on higher mountainous ground.

This can be seen in the remains of one massive Uruan city complex that formerly covered a vast area of the northern beaches district of Sydney. Here massive pyramid hills [now covered by modern housing], modified by the Uru into stepped structures, capped by either open-air astronomical observatories or megalithic temples, still show the signs of having been struck by a massive torrent of water which swept away stoneworks and decimated surrounding settlements, as well as nearby harbour structures and shipping.

Rock inscriptions found in this district speak of later Uru return migrations having re-settled these areas and re-building the decimated cities. When exactly this catastrophic event took place is still debated, but could have occurred anywhere between 10,000 and 6,000 years BP.

The cause of this mighty super-wave was probably a gigantic undersea volcanic eruption which took place somewhere in the depths of the Fijian Basin or in New Zealand waters. The eruption was gigantic enough to create a massive tidal wave of at least 400ft height [120m] which, sweeping westwards dashed away all before it.

Its epicentre struck the Australian east coast between Batemans Bay in the south and the Newcastle region in the north, although the mighty super wave certainly overwhelmed the coastlines further south and north with violence, as related by Aboriginal traditions over a wide area of the east coast and inland mountain ranges, handed down to the modern Aboriginal people from longvanished ancestors who were witnesses to this mighty upheaval of nature. What follows is a theoretical reconstruction on the destructive course of the great super wave, as it struck the east coast and continued inland.

The northern flank of the super wave struck the southern Queensland coast, diminishing in force as it swept over the northern coastal district up to Cooktown.

This almost unknown catastrophe drowned not only Aboriginal tribes in the coastal lowlands but also swept away unknown numbers of Uruan cities and settlements, wiping away all trace of these culture centres or else burying them under great deposits of silt. Today those coastal structures remaining from the time before the“Great Wave” were pyramidal formations now reduced to hills, showing little if any traces of having been astronomical observatories or pyramid temples. Those erected high up in the mountains fared better.

The great super wave changed the coastline, submerging many more culture centres of the Uru, so that today stone roads that have somehow survived the deluge, extend from the present shoreline out for some kilometres into the ocean depths, to megalithic cities that were once thriving Stone Age metropolises before the advent of the Great Wave.

Although the Northern NSW riverlands would have been submerged by the great watery wall, the New England Ranges would have been spared this inundation due to their height, while further south the mighty torrent swept deep inland wherever it found openings in the hills and mountains. Sweeping all before it, the Great Wave, travelling at a speed of at least 1100 kilometres an hour, struck the Newcastle/Hunter Valley/Sydney Basin.

In its destructive course it covered the Hunter River flatlands in a mighty sheet of water that penetrated on its northern flank into Scone, dashing itself upon the high slopes of Murrurundi which today marks the southern boundary of the New England plateau. On its southern flank the wave swept over the gullies of what is now the Putty district, to join its waters inundating the Sydney Basin. Sweeping ever westwards over flats that gave it full reign, into the Goulburn River and the Central West beyond, flooding the countryside over a vast area, entering the Mudgee district to the south, its relentless course only being finally diminished and stopped by the mountain ranges it encountered.

The Colo River, being an offshoot of the coast-fed Hawkesbury River, would have offered the waters of the great super wave another opening to the Central West, for it emerges into the Glen Davis/Capertee districts which would have seen both these valleys flooded, as well as the whole countryside around nearby Portland and the Lithgow area further south on the western side of the Blue Mountains. Some of this water could also have found its way further west into the Bathurst district. Much of the Wollemi/Wollangambie Wilderness south of the Hunter region would have“gone under” as the great wave crashed its way inland.

Birds could fly from the disaster [Emus of course would have had no chance], but all other animal and human life would have been doomed. The devastation wrought by the “Great Wave” would have been beyond comprehension to the surviving humans observing the catastrophe from the safety of the Blue Mountains.
Aborigines say a monstrous windstorm accompanied the Great Wave, so strong that it blew over hugetrees and swept tribespeople off their feet into the air!
The picture painted is one of a truly monstrous natural event in which huge boulders were swept by the destructive waters to be left in piles, or else were blown from their resting places for considerable distances.

There remains some 60ft [18.28m] of sediment deposited today wherever the Great Wave struck. Much of the wave water to penetrate the Central Queensland flatlands entered the Darling River, which in turn flowed southward into the Murray River, creating more destruction in far western NSW on its course to the South Australian coast near Adelaide where it entered the Indian Ocean.

At its epicentre, the Great Wave would have been at its full height and at its most destructive force. The Central Coast/Hawkesbury River district, with the Sydney Basin beyond would have been but for a few high points in the Hawkesbury area [excluding the Blue Mountains to the west] drowned beneath the sweeping torrent as it dashed westward.

With unbelievable force the torrent would have smashed against the eastern escarpment of the Blue Mountains, swiftly penetrating the Grose Valley where the high cliffs bordering its western end would have barred its way beyond. The Lapstone Gorge would have permitted the torrent’s penetration deep into the labyrinthine gullies which are a feature of the southern fringe of the escarpment along which today’s lower Blue Mountains towns stand, eventually petering out somewhere behind Lawson.

Smashing its way southward along the eastern escarpment over the Nepean Gorge, the waters of the mighty super wave would have filled the gorge where now the Warragamba Dam floods much of the Burragorang Valley to its west.

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