Aboriginal dreamtime stories

Here is a link to the website that we have used in class this week.

Watch some of the stories.

What can you learn about the Aboriginal culture?
Which story do you like best and why?

http://www.abc.net.au/dustechoes/dustEchoesFlash.htm

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17 Responses so far »

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    Bismah said,

    I think that Aboriginal pictures are very colourful and detailed. The picture have the animal in the middle then around the animal is lovely patterns. My favourite story was the rainbow surpent because it was very interesting. 😀

  2. 3

    shawon said,

    I think that the curse story felt really suspensing.

  3. 4

    karolina said,

    I think i can learn what they belive in and how they live. My favourite film was the curse because i enjoyed it and they tell you in the story what the belive in like if you die your spirit turns inti a animal. Also it tells you how they live and where hey live because the setting is there.

  4. 5

    karolina said,

    I really enjoy this lesson i think when we make and record our stories they will be fab and everyone will like them. This is a fantastic topic.

  5. 6

    karolina said,

    You are right Bismah i think the patters are lovely and intresting to they are really great aint they.

  6. 7

    karolina said,

    I really enjoy our literacy topic i think it is really fun.

  7. 8

    PAIGE! said,

    The curse was abit scary I watched it today and my brother got frightened!

  8. 9

    karolina said,

    I really love learning about Aboriginal things it is fab i love it.

  9. 10

    karolina said,

    These stories are really amazing they really tell you about diffrent lives and how people live because these people belive when they diie there spirits tun into animals.

  10. 11

    PAIGE! said,

    I went to The website and told my Mom what an Aboringnal stories are becuase at 1st she did`nt know what they where but I had explaind very clear and she had understood.

  11. 12

    Bismah. said,

    Here is my homework about the Aborigine art:

    Aboriginal art has existed for many thousands of years. Some of the rock carvings and aboriginal paintings are 30,000 years old. A Bradshaw painting is one of oldest and most popular of rock paintings. There is a legend attached with Bradshaw paintings. The Aborigines believe the birds pecked the rocks and when their beaks bled they painted the images with their tail. Did you know bark paintings are the oldest form of Aboriginal paintings? However, not many bark paintings exist today. The traditional art of the Aborigines was focused on portraying and narrating the stories of the “Dreamtime”, a creation myth of the Aborigines. Some Aboriginal art works depict the world around them. Kangaroos, crocodiles and kookaburras are included in paintings. Certain paintings depict the skeleton and organs of people and animals. The colors used in ancient Aboriginal art were natural shades of earth colors such as red, brown and yellow. The other colors used were white made from pipe clay and charcoal made by burning wood. The colors used in ancient Aboriginal art were natural shades of earth colors such as red, brown and yellow. The other colors used were white made from pipe clay and charcoal made by burning wood.

  12. 13

    Bismah. said,

    Here is my homework about Australian aniamls:

    Australias most dangerous animals:

    Red Back Spider:
    This species found all over the continent is Australia’s most famous deadly spider. The red striped spider has a neurotic venom that induces severe pain, however, deaths are rare. Thousands of people are bitten but only approximately 20% of the victims require treatment. Generally, the children and the elderly are the most exposed to the spider’s threat.

    Great White Shark:
    This exceptionally large shark known as the white death is known as world’s largest known predatory. They can be found in great numbers on the southern coasts of Australia and, even though they have often been depicted as fatal to humans, they do not target them as a prey. Many of the attacks we’re not fatal, the shark only performing test-biting, out of curiosity. Humans are not a good meal, considering the shark’s slow digestion compared to the human’s muscle to fat ratio.

    Blue Ring Octopus
    one of the most toxic sea creatures in the world found off the coast of Australia, New Guinea, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Even though the octopus is only the size of a golf ball,it causes motor paralysis, eventually leading to cardiac arrest. First aid treatment consists of pressure on the wound and mouth-to-mouth breathing that can last for several hours.

    Stone Fish:
    Known as the most venomous fish in the world, the stone fish lives on the bottom of the reefs, camouflaged as a rock in Australia.It lives above the Tropic of Capricorn but can be found in the Queensland Great Barrier Reef as well. It’s venom comes from the dorsal area, that is lined with 13 spines, causing shock, paralysis and tissue death depending on the severity of the sting. The pain is said to be so excruciating that it lead to amputating the affected limb.

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    harveen said,

    i like the pattens with the picture it looks pretty.

  14. 15

    Hermina said,

    I loved the pictures it was fab.

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    Harveen said,

    I like the pictures they were amazing also the pattens were thrilling.

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    Zara said,

    Here is my australian animals home work:
    The wallaby
    The Wallaby is an animal that has a pouch to keep it’s baby in. It eats grass and plants. Plus it is smaller the a kangaroo. They have big back legs and feet to help them hop.
    They live in grassy or rocky places.wallaby weighs 1.7g and measures about 800mm from the head to the end of the tail.

    The koalas:
    Koala babies live in moms pouch for seven or eight months and leaves when it is about one year old. Koalas live in eucalyptus trees
    in Austraila. Koalas have special pads on their hands and feet to hold on to trees. Owls and lizards attack young koalas. Another predator is the dingo. The koala is a nocturnal animal, because it sleeps in the day. They have small mouths with sharp teeth. The cub is about 3 to 4 inches long at birth. The adult koala body is 2-2 and a half feet long. The adult koala weighs 15 to 30 pounds.


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