“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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Aboriginal sites are an important part of the heritage of the whole community
Why does the Western Australian State Government permit a foreign-owned cement company to gradually destroy through hard rock quarrying a portion of the Darling Escarpment adjacent to the popular John Forrest National Park? This quarrying activity is not only destroying pristine vegetation but is slowly desecrating one of Perth’s most ancient and unique Aboriginal site … Continued
Dream spirit journey to country
“My spirit know the way to place where I been born – it travels like kiirr-kiirrpa (hawk) to my ngurra – that’s my “Patjuntjari” (dream spirit journey). (Jimmy Stevens*) I first encountered the phenomenon of “dream flying” during a field trip to Wiluna in January 1975. It was late December, the hottest time of the … Continued