Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Dreaming

Over the last month we've been able to watch a series of animated films of Australian Aboriginal stories (the original oral stories, told for 40,000 years) on the telly... I thought I would post the website if you are interested in seeing for yourselves. Everyone in our house is quite eager to see and hear the stories when they appear.. Check it out and enjoy. There's a lot of interesting information on this website, and there are quite a few videos to view and information to read without spending any money.

Still no luck with the phone cable, so I will not be able to post more pics until the telephone company does its job (this is a privatized communications service... we are still getting better service with our options in Manitoba...).


Rob Wiebe said...

Hey Brig, thanks for the updates and the link. There's some super interesting info on that website.

Did you ever read "the songlines" by Bruce Chatwin?

Hope your phone line issues get worked out soon,


B and Co said...

Hey Rob... thanks for the reminder about the songlines. Yes, I read it ages ago, but there are so many things that come to mind when I think of what we are learning here and what Chatwin wrote about in that book. I think I will take it out again and reread...

No phone till at least Friday this week... hard to get used to it.

Our kids were talking about "civilization" in Australia, and it amazing to think that orally recorded history goes back at least 40,000 years. I think they started off talking about the advent of the Europeans, but we soon started thinking about how stories were recorded through time by oral repitition.