A beautiful black maiden named Murrawar fell in love with the Rainbow who visited every evening. Burwilla, a bad man from a distant tribe, stole Murrawar for his slave wife. One day Murrawar ran away long the beach and Burwilla followed her with his terrible killing boomerang. She called for help and her faithful Rainbow raced across the sea to her. The wicked boomerang attacked the brave Rainbow and they met with a roar like thinder. The boomerang was killed instantly while the Rainbow was shattered into tiny pieces and lay on the beach to die. It is still there, it's colours forming the hills along the beach. Aboriginal women of many tribes made long treks to obtain and carry or to place in their hair these sands in the belief that the brave Rainbow was their protection or good luck charm always.