Mbu’u (ghost) was a first response when Europeans were first sighted
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The first Aboriginal people to set eyes on Europeans more than 400 years ago in far north Queensland may have thought they were looking at ghosts.
"Mbu'u (ghost), mbu'u (ghost)," tribesmen are believed to have yelled when they spotted the Dutch ship Duyfken off Mapoon, north of Weipa, in 1606.
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