Although inspired by the life, knowledge, and world of Ruby Yarrowin (pictured above, 1960s, with first six children), Karrabing is not a clan, not a language group, not a nation. It is an aspiration. In Emiyengal, "karrabing" refers to the point at which the tide has reach it lowest point. Tide out! There is will stay until it turns, making its way back to shore. Karrabing does not have the negative connotations of the English phrase, low tide. There is nothing "low" about the tide reaching karrabing. All kinds of potentialities spring forward.