Dreamtime relates how a girl was promised in marriage to a tribal elder. She ran away from him back to her tribe in disgrace. As punishment for breaking tribal law, he was transformed into a water rat and she was changed into a duck, then banished from the tribe. She produced ducklings with fur, webbed feet and duck bills. To this day the origin of the platypus family is known as Gat-dari - Tribe of the Platypus.