Sunday, 17 January 2016

Step into an ancient world

WALKING in the footsteps of ancient ancestors and sharing stories of the land is helping to keep alive the oldest continuous culture on earth. Hundreds of local, national, and international visitors each year are embarking on Aboriginal cultural tours in South Australia. 

Quenten Agius began the tours of the Narangga and Ngadjuri nations in South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula and Mid North regions in 2003. They tours range from half a day to five days and include the sharing of ‘Dreamtime’ stories, visiting significant sites, seeing ancient carvings, and learning about giant mammals that once roamed the land. Agius says the guides also talk about the many problems aboriginal people had faced since European settlement and the significance of tribal boundaries through land formations such as rivers and mountains.

‘The stories are based around those our mothers left behind, which their grandfathers gave to them,’ he says. ‘We talk about nature based aspects and we also talk about the early interactions between my ancestors and the early European settlers. We give them both sides of the story rather than just focusing on the positive or the negative side of things.’

Most of the tours leave from Adelaide.

Go Holiday news :

Picture Credit: Solid white female figure - Google Art Project by Unknown (Australian) - -wHFKu6GEUmi9A at Google Cultural Institute, zoom level maximum. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.