Topics: Culture

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North Coastal - view

Songlines that go across present day Sydney, into Queensland and across to Central Australia

South West - view

Auntie Glenda Chalker describes her relationship to country

West - view

Uncle Dennis shares their stories and his memories of the individuals and families and the connections between them, giving an insight into what they meant to each other.

Central - view

To imbue the college with practices and values and principles that are truly Aboriginal

South West - view

tells of traditioinal stories that teach of the near and distant past . She also explains the differences between D’harawal peoples depending on which waterways they are most connected to, yet how they are all linked by these waterways.

North Coastal - view

the knowledge that was taught to him as a child

North Coastal - view

sacred sites

South West - view

Glenda Chalker describes hopes to return to traditional fire practices, and the ways that her family are reclaiming other traditional ways

West - view

it was some kind of sacred ground, even though you can’t see anything

West - view

story teller explains that it is not just entertainment, there is a teaching in it as well. He goes on to play the story of the joey who couldn’t jump the fence on the didgeridoo.

South West - view

Auntie Frances Bodkin , speaking with Karen Maber , tells part one of the story of the lyrebird and how it came to speak all languages.

Central - view

famous painting, “Judgement by his peers”.

North Coastal - view

cultural connection (with their knowledge of the land and bush foods)

North West - view

Liz Cameron describes the healing techniques she has learned and how they apply to individuals and communities: the importance of healing the person and the community through being on country, artistic process, intimacy and belonging

South Coastal - view

Uncle Greg calls it his “university campus”, because the elders taught him values and how to live – “how to drift with the tide” and “how to be in deep water”. Now, as an elder himself, it is his job to teach about these things. He tells the story from when he was eight and had an encounter with a spirit man who, gently, helped teach him to consider others and not let his anger get the better of him.

West - view

Darug through her mother’s side and Gandangara through her father’s . Dual descendance can cause friction among local communities who want people to be one or the other.

South West - view

These remains have now been returned to Australia and are waiting to be returned to their descendants.

North Coastal - view

land grant given to a non-Aboriginal person in 1813

South West - view

Mt Annan , where men and women had their own places, and how she came by one of her names

South Coastal - view

“In the old days it was the women that used to do all the bush tucker.” Auntie Pamela Young, ranger at Kamay National Park at Kurnell, teaches a group of children the many uses of the Lomandra plant. It can be used for food and for making bandages, baskets, belts, bangles, fly swatters, traps, bookmarks and paintbrushes.