Lake Eppalock, VIC - Time Lapse - Lincoln Harrison
(Source: Daily Mail)
Snugglepot and Cuddlepie
Aboriginal remains laid to rest in northern Victoria
In the period following European settlement, thousands of bones of Aboriginal people were taken to museums both in Australia and overseas, often for scientific research.
But in recent decades, museums and other research institutions have handed back skeletal remains to traditional owners so they can be buried on their home country.
This week, the remains of three Aboriginal males were laid to rest in Boort, a small town north west of Bendigo, Victoria.
Clan member Jida Gulpilil says it is the right place for them to be buried.
“[Boort] is a powerful cultural place. It is part of the land where we live, where we walk and where we die as well,” Mr Gulpilil said.
“We need to honour those who walked this land thousands of years before us.
“When we practice our cultural business here we can feel that the place is alive.”
(Source: ABC News)
Aboriginal dancers telling Dreamtime stories at the 2000 Sydney Olympics opening ceremony.
Over the Range
By A.B. ‘Banjo’ Paterson
from The Sydney Mail, February 26, 1887
& The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses, October 20, 1895
Little bush maiden, wondering-eyed,
Playing alone in the creek-bed dry,
In the small green flat on every side
Walled in by the Moonbi ranges high;
Tell us the tale of your lonely life,
‘Mid the great grey forests that know no change.
‘I never have left my home,’ she said,
‘I have never been over the Moonbi Range.
EUCALYPTUS LEAVES are widely believed to effectively Ward Off Evil and Repel Enemies who are troubling your home or job. The leaves are also said to help a weak person Cast Off Evil; that is, to ensure a final break with wicked companions or to put a stop to personal weakness such as a drug, alcohol, or tobacco habit. Some folks burn EUCALYPTUS LEAVES on charcoal as incense, and they claim that this cleanses the home and rids the premises of Evil. Others tell us that they carry EUCALYPTUS LEAVES in a pocket or in their shoe for Protection from Crossed Conditions.