Great Spirit and Worldviews Many Indigenous peoples subscribe to the idea of a Creator, Great Spirit or Great Mystery — a power or being that has created the world and everything in it. These beings are often described as good or well-intentioned, though dangerous if treated carelessly or with disrespect.Read More →

Boomerangs are probably the first heavier-than-air flying machine ever invented by human beings. The oldest Australian Aboriginal boomerangs are ten thousand years old but older hunting sticks have been discovered in Europe, where they seem to have formed part of the stoneage arsenal of weapons. When did Aborigines invent theRead More →

Yowie is one of several names for an Australian folklore entity reputed to live in the Outback. The creature has its roots in Aboriginal oral history. Is Sturdies a word? Yes, sturdies is in the scrabble dictionary. How do you spell 30? The correct spelling of 30 in words is:Read More →

The Dreaming is shared through stories, told verbally. They are often told to children by older people in the community. Just like many other forms of education. These stories have been passed down through generations for over 65,000 years. Why are Dreamtime stories written? Dreaming stories tell of a distantRead More →

In July 2005, a 50-metre-tall (160 ft) stack collapsed, leaving seven standing at the Twelve Apostles viewpoint. Due to wave action eroding the cliffs, existing headlands are expected to become new limestone stacks in the future. Where are the 12 Apostles in Australia? The 12 Apostles are located 275 kilometresRead More →

Myth – That didgeridoo is inferior to western instruments Western music schools continue to discriminate against the instrument. It is a form of unstated but functional racism that falsely elevates the status of western instruments, shows little understanding of tone and is culturally ignorant. Why is the didgeridoo significant? AnRead More →

Ochre is most commonly defined by archaeologists as any iron-rich rock that can be used as a pigment. Most people associate the term with hematite, or red ochre, chemically known as Fe2O3. Where does ochre pigment come from? Yellow ochre is a natural mineral consisting of silica and clay owingRead More →

The incorrect, though common way an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander patient may be identified is by observing the patient’s physical features, name, address, clothing or friends. The ONLY, effective and accurate way to identify someone of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin is to ask the question. Who stoodRead More →

The Pleiades are an example of an open star cluster — a group of stars that were all born around the same time from a gigantic cloud of gas and dust. The brightest stars in the formation glow a hot blue and formed within the last 100 million years. WhoRead More →

Playing the didgeridoo strengthens muscles in the upper airway of the respiratory system thus reducing their tendency to collapse during sleeping, helping fight sleep apnea (a common disorder involving potentially dangerous pauses in breathing while sleeping) as well as the tendency to snore. What makes the didgeridoo unique? Produces aRead More →