One off the greatest things with this work i’m doing is learning about, the culture of Australia that we are not taught in the city.. Yes we are taught history with the history of Australian Aboriginals, but not what the land and life in our country with what it means with their culture which has stemmed back for hundreds of years.
Long ago in the dreamtime when the earth lay sleeping and nothing moved or grew, lived the Rainbow Serpent. Then one day the Rainbow Serpent awoke and come out from beneath the earth.
Refreshed from her long slumber she travelled far and wide leaving winding tracks from her huge body and then returning to the place she had first appeared. Through this the frogs “come out”with their stomachs full of water which they had stored during their long sleep. The lakes and rivers were created through the Rainbow Serpernt tickling they’re stomaches with they’re laughter the water spilled out and helped create life.
This is one of many Dream Time Stories that mean so much to the Aboriginals of our great country. Its all so a part of our history that i didn’t know of the meaning and the strength of the Dream Time Stories, had heard of them but not with the meaning and understanding with in the Kimberly and N.T.. as many parts of Australia have the stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime.
You learn so much in life as we grow and some have great meaning and ora of our great country.. As i work through the roads in the Kimberly and you see how rugged but so much beauty that memorise you with knowing how this one piece of land has the ora to make you feel your a part of something very special in our beautiful country.
Santana wrote a song especially about the Serpent of the Dream Time Storie.
It was truly a great eight at my new position.. Not only in my work and the people i met and worked with but the culture and history I’m learning with our country and the life of our Indigenous. I certainly enjoyed my first eight day’s and learnt that you are never too old to learn & understand the land and beauty of Australia.