|Aboriginals have safe guarded theirhistory and law by passing it down orally to initiates and reinforcingit through ceremonies (corroborees, inma ). This archive of moral behaviourand environmental management is still alive and relevant today as EuropeansAustralians learn to listen to the wisdom of the ages.|
Wyangaure and his two wives
Many cultures with written languages through misfortunesof war and natural disasters have been lost to the modern world and wecan only guess at their story.
|Oral History Activities|
1. Mapping the story of theseven sisters
Draw a map of the world and showthe places where story of the seven sisters is found.
2. Start your own oral history- try asking your grandparents for a story about their grandparents - that's6 generations back. If you are really lucky ask your great grandparentsfor one about their great grandparent. Try not to write it down, if youhave a terrible aural memory tape it so you can listen to it many timesor try doing the activity below.
3. Learning to listen