Religious Education Year 11
We don't own the
land, the land owns us. The land is my mother, my mother is the land. Land is
the starting point to where it all began. It's like picking up a piece of
dirt and saying this is where I started and this is where I'll go. The land
is our food, our culture, our spirit and identity.
Maori and North American Indigenous Peoples
Search under the term “Aboriginal peoples –spirituality”
Shelf nos. are 291 – comparative religion
298 – religion of indigenous people of
And in the general history no of 994
Search for “Australian Aborigine” “Religion”
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World Wide Web Resources
Australian Indigenous cultural heritage
Australian Aboriginal Mythology
Storytelling is an integral part
of life for Indigenous Australians. The stories help to explain how the land
came to be shaped and inhabited; how to behave and why; where to find certain
Aboriginal spirituality mainly
derives from the stories of the Dreaming, while
It is misleading to try to separate Australian indigenous religious experience from other aspects of their life, culture and history.
This site makes reference to the history, key beliefs and key festivals that is their religion
The land is our food, our
culture, our spirit and identity.
The Dreaming – what is it?
The Dreaming – a description
Dreamtime and its stories
Frog and Toad’s Indigenous Australia.
The Dreaming – an introduction.
stories carry the truth from the past, together with the code for the Law, which operates in the present.
LINKS Aboriginal Art, Culture and Spirituality:
Aboriginal Australian art and culture. Links to art, artists, culture and dreamtime symbols, religious practices and music
Dreamings and culture
Aboriginal culture is a spiritual culture. This site features the symbols and icons of which Aboriginal art is based on.
Gadi Mirrabooka. Australian Aboriginal stories. Also has a brief but
succinct description of the dreamtime.
Obvious to See: Aboriginal Spirituality and Cosmology Aboriginal
Spirituality and Cosmology (Penny Tripcony,
Reflects on white people’s interpretation of the dreaming and the imposition of Christianity on Aboriginal dreaming.
Art is a product of their Dreaming. Through practising art - singing, dancing, sculpting, painting - Aboriginal people can access the Dreaming.
Dust Echoes. Ancient Stories, new voices
is a series of twelve beautifully animated dreamtime stories from
Sacred Text archive.
these books were written by White Australians during the early twentieth century but it gives you an understanding of how Aboriginal people were viewed.
Some myths and legends of the
This is a collection of
Aboriginals. History. Scroll down to the headings “Spiritual”, “Lore” “Caves”
Art, land and the dreaming. Looks at artists and their art, methods and materials
The Artists. Aboriginal art. Profiles of some indigenous artists
Aboriginal Art on line
World of Dreamings
Aboriginal art directory
Aboriginal ceremonies songs and dances
Aboriginal Sacred Sites
of peace and power
Uluru and Kata-Tjuta. Sacred
Land Film Project
Aboriginal Art Culture and Spirituality
Aboriginal Art prints