Australian Aborigines - Indigenous Australians. Australian Aborigines - Indigenous Australians Legends Could this legend be about a UFO and coincide with Ancient Alien Theory? Aboriginal legends reveal ancient secrets to science BBC - May 19, 2015 Scientists are beginning to tap into a wellspring of knowledge buried in the ancient stories of Australia's Aboriginal peoples. But the loss of indigenous languages could mean it is too late to learn from them. Current scientific discoveries seem to verify Aboriginal legends passed down for millennia.
Aboriginal legends an untapped record of natural history written in the stars PhysOrg - March 3, 2015 Aboriginal legends could offer a vast untapped record of natural history, including meteorite strikes, stretching back thousands of years, according to new UNSW research. Overview The history of Indigenous Australians is thought to have spanned 40,000 to 45,000 years, although some estimates have put the figure at up to 80 000 years before European settlement and as low as 10,000 years. Mungo Man. Egyptian Link with Australia: Carvings in NSW, Gympie Pyramid and Ape. Ancient Egyptian Link with Australia Anubis Email from John Takacs The Egyptian carvings in Australia are just down the road from us at Kariong, NSW. Here is a photo of my son at the carvings. There use to be a tunnel down to go under the main bolder. This is a photo of the entrance under the main bolder, too scared to go in. 5,000 year old Egyptian hieroglyphs found in New South Wales by Paul White There about 250 stone carvings that have been part of the local folklore of the area for nearly a century with reports of people who sighted them as far back as the early 1900's.
The carvings are in a rock cleft, a large block of split sandstone on a cliff-face that has created a small chasm or "chamber" of two flat stone walls facing each other that widens out from two to four metres and is covered in by a huge flat rock as a "roof" at the narrow end. For two seasons he made my way westward, weary, but strong to the end. Always praying, joyful, and smiting insects. May he have life everlasting. Didgeridoo, Didjeridu. Didgeridoo The didgeridoo (also known as a didjeridu or didge) is a wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians of northern Australia around 1,500 years ago and still in widespread usage today both in Australia and around the world. It is sometimes described as a natural wooden trumpet or "drone pipe".
Musicologists classify it as a brass aerophone. There are no reliable sources stating the didgeridoo's exact age. A modern didgeridoo is usually cylindrical or conical, and can measure anywhere from 1 to 3 m (3 to 10 ft) long. Construction and Play Authentic Aboriginal didgeridoos are produced in traditionally oriented communities in Northern Australia or by makers who travel to Central and Northern Australia to collect the raw materials. Sometimes a native bamboo, such as Bambusa arnhemica, or pandanus is used. Modern didgeridoo designs are distinct from the traditional Australian Aboriginal didgeridoo, and are innovations recognized by musicologists. Decoration Gender Prohibition. Ancient tunnels in New Zealand.
Ancient Tunnels, underlying an historical site in New Zealand. Tunnels into a Faerie mound? These tunnels or caves have a curious origin and unresearched function. Old (some would say mythological) stories associate them with the wee folk. Fairies, Turehu or Patu-pai-arehe depending on the regional or usual name used in various areas of NZ..
Acknowledged by Maori as having been constructed by the original peoples with whom they had contact. Throughout NZ there are similar tunnels. This particular pair of tunnels continued on and sloped upwards into a mound about two metres high. What happened to the people that constructed, used and inhabited tunnels like these? Were the wee folk hunted to extinction after the musket arrived? When did you last see the wee folk? For generations folk have been told that seeing such things is simply "childish imagination" and the result of "bad dreams". The men of the Fifth World (full documentary) Sacred Texts - Australia. Sacred-texts home Shamanism African Native AmericanBuy CD-ROM Buy Books about Australian Spirituality Finding texts about Australian Aboriginal religion in the public domain was extremely difficult.
There is a landslide of 19th and early 20th Century books and articles about American and African indigenous traditions, many treating the subject with sensitivity and great depth. Only a few Australian works from this period are available, and most of them are pretty vague on the details. Some of this can be attributed to the traditional tribal secrecy, which is maintained even to this day.
Please be mindful of the historical context in which these books were written. In short, we encourage you to 'read between the lines'. Ethnographic Descriptions Oceanic Mythology by Roland B. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer and F. Works of K. Australian Legendary Tales collected by K. The Euahlayi Tribe by K. Other Books The following texts are of historical interest.
THE ABORIGINAL CREATION MYTH. The Lost Lands of Mu and Lemuria: Was Australia Once Part of a Sunken Continent? Lemuria and Mu are interchangeable names given to a lost land believed to have been located somewhere in either the southern Pacific or Indian Oceans. This ancient continent was apparently the home of an advanced and highly spiritual culture, perhaps the mother race of all mankind, but it sank beneath the waves many thousands of years ago as the result of a geological cataclysm of some kind. The thousands of rocky islands scattered throughout the Pacific, including Easter Island, Tahiti, Hawaii and Samoa, have been claimed by some to be the only surviving remains of this once great continent.
But is there any physical evidence to back up these claims of an ancient continent beneath the Pacific or Indian Ocean? Or should these ‘lost homeland’ stories be interpreted in another way entirely, perhaps as the symbol of a mythical vanished ‘Golden Age’ of man? The Land of Mu Lemuria ‘Lemuria’, the alternative name for the lost continent, also originated in the nineteenth century. Nan Madol. Sacred Texts - Australia. Sacred-texts home Shamanism African Native AmericanBuy CD-ROM Buy Books about Australian Spirituality Finding texts about Australian Aboriginal religion in the public domain was extremely difficult. There is a landslide of 19th and early 20th Century books and articles about American and African indigenous traditions, many treating the subject with sensitivity and great depth.
Only a few Australian works from this period are available, and most of them are pretty vague on the details. Some of this can be attributed to the traditional tribal secrecy, which is maintained even to this day. Please be mindful of the historical context in which these books were written. In short, we encourage you to 'read between the lines'. Ethnographic Descriptions Oceanic Mythology by Roland B. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer and F. Works of K. Australian Legendary Tales collected by K. The Euahlayi Tribe by K. Other Books The following texts are of historical interest. Australian Mythology - the gods and spirits of Aborigine Oz. Like most 'discovered' countries, Australia had already been discovered by its original inhabitants - the Aborigines.
Small nomadic tribes with many languages and ideas roamed the vast plains. Much of Oz mythology is to do with Dreaming and the DREAMTIME, a wonderful Golden Age in the remote past when Gods were real Gods and anything was possible. Relying on memory and scratched images, Australian mythology is seemingly fragile, but in many instances in this very dry atmosphere it's amazingly durable. Many of the dreams were trampled on by European invasion, but fortunately there has always been a strong oral tradition, and the legends of the Outback may be making a Comeback. REGIONS COVERED: Arnhem Land, Central Australia, Kimberley Region, Melville Island, Murray River, New South Wales, Northeastern Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, Southeast Australia, West Arnhem Land, Western Australia, Victoria. Many Gods are spread across different regions, cultures and tribes. Australian Aboriginal mythology. The Djabugay language group's mythical being, Damarri, transformed into a mountain range, is seen lying on his back above the Barron River Gorge, looking upwards to the skies, within north-east Australia's wet tropical forested landscape Australian Aboriginal myths (also known as Dreamtime Stories, Songlines or Aboriginal oral literature) are the stories traditionally performed by Aboriginal peoples within each of the language groups across Australia.
All such myths variously tell significant truths within each Aboriginal group's local landscape. They effectively layer the whole of the Australian continent's topography with cultural nuance and deeper meaning, and empower selected audiences with the accumulated wisdom and knowledge of Australian Aboriginal ancestors back to time immemorial. David Horton's Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia contains an article on Aboriginal mythology observing: Antiquity An Australian linguist, R. M. Geological Map of Australia.