D'harawal Dreaming Stories

D'harawal Dreaming Stories

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Throughout the past two hundred years, society has come to regard the Koori Dreaming stories as something akin to the fairy stories they were told as children.
However, for thousands upon thousands of years, the stories in this book were used as a teaching tool to impart to the youngest members of the clans the laws that governed the cultural behaviour of clan members. The successive attempts to destroy the Koori culture and assimilate The People into Euro-centric population were unsuccessful, and their disguise as charming legends in which animals, birds, insects, even fish became the heroes and heroines.
This book containing the words of Frances Bodkin and visual imagery of Lorraine Robertson will take you on a journey of understanding the ancient knowledge of the original People of This Land of the D'harawals.
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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 200 x 255mm
  • Annandale, Australia
  • 0858812460
  • 9780858812468
  • 506,798

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