Sector 7: Lines of Communication

In this sector you will learn about the differences between Nations and Language Groups, and will understand the connections across Nation Groups.

Further learning

Questions which may arise through Kinship presentation

  • Why is it important for people travel along these tracks?
  • How far did people travel?
  • How did Aboriginal people remember where to travel and how did they pass this knowledge onto their children?
  • Was this knowledge static, in that the route would be the same each year?
  • To learn just about Australia’s climate, how many years would you need to observer the environment?
  • What is the role of women and men in Traditional Aboriginal societies?
  • How was this affected by contact and colonisation?

Community narrative themes and connection to Kinship issues

  • Discuss teaching and sharing knowledge processes within Traditional Aboriginal societies.
  • How did Aboriginal children learn from and within their extended Kinship families?
  • What was the effect of the loss of grandparents, parents and children?
  • What are examples of situations when an individual can be allowed to not fulfil Kinship responsibilities? ie. due to loss of family, connections, law.

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