Australian Aborigines - Landscape, Dance and Art

 

Dreamtime and Korara: an oral tradition

 

 

Uluru (Ayres Rock) and Little Sandy Desert near Durba Spring, Western Australia

 

 

 

Land of Bandicoots, Wallabies and Kangaroos.

 

Ceremony of the Wind Totem - Warramunga Tribe (left).     Funeral Ceremonial painting of Tiwi Tribesmen.

 

Preparation and Final Ceremony around the Ground Painting in Connection with the Wollunqua Totem - Warramunga Tribe (top and bottom right).

 

Churinga Board and Bullroarer: the image and sound of the ancestors

Churinga Boards of the Fog Totem - Aranda of Central Australia.  Made of wood, some 16" in length.  In the first image (on left) are three large concentric circles representing three large, celebrated gun tress at the clans totemic site.  The large roots radiate out from it and smaller gun trees are beside them.   In the other image (right) are small circles representing the tracks of frogs as they hop in the sand around the trees.  The linked double concentric circles represent small frogs as they come out of the trees, with the lines connecting them their limbs.  

Sound of a Bullroarer

 

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

 

Uluru (Ayres Rock) - mythic landscape and cave art.  Aboriginal man pointing to a Hare-Wallaby Totem.

 

 

Walbiri Iconography - examples of standardized image symbolism and meaning.

 

Dreamtime and Korara: an oral tradition

 

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