“South Western Aboriginal Investigative Anthropology”
The philosophy of Macintyre and Dobson is to make information available on anthropology, ethnohistory and ethnobotany in a clear, easy-to-read style and to make the reader aware that anthropology is for everybody. It can make a difference when people understand other people’s cultures and traditions. Having spent years travelling, researching and above all talking to people, Ken and Barb intend this website to be an avenue to share their gained knowledge and insights into Western Australian Aboriginal cultural history, with a special emphasis on traditionalculture.
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“Light time” in early Noongar culture
It has often been assumed that traditional Aboriginal people lived in a timeless society. The eternal Dreamtime or Dreaming was understood to encompass past, present and future. While this may be true from a mythological perspective, what goes unacknowledged is that Aboriginal hunter-gatherers had evolved over many thousands of years a functionally-appropriate system of time … Continued