This is a draft video for te Australian Museum for their Dreaming Stories. The performers are Gumaroy Newman, Eric Arthur Tamwoy and Norm Barsah. Video by Fi...
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This is an excellent teaching and learning resoures to explore the themes of "Dreamtime story" in aboriginal Cutlture. This video is produced for Australian Museum and perfomed by three aborinal natives: Gumaroy Newman, Eric Arthur Tamwoy and Norm Barsah.
The narration is done in first person with very simple languages and plenty of non-verbal languages to appeal to very young audiences. The 'dreamtime stories' allows students and teachers to explore the syllabus outcome 'Describes events or retells stories that demonstrate their own heritage and the heritage of others'. This can be evident through out the video, for instance, Newman, the first narrator gave the audiences a brief desciption of his rich culture heritage by stating that there are more than 300 tributes in Australia with more than 600 dialates and languages.
The "Dreamtime story" then allows teachers to achieved the syllabus outcome 'listens to Dreaming Stories', this can be evident when Newman gives his version of 'dreamtime'. In Newman's 'dreamtime', his culture believes that the land was all flat at the begning of the time, a 'garier' then came from the sky and gave birth to 'rivers, lights, trees and mountains'. The second narrator also gave his version of 'dreamtime' where his culture believe that Aboriginies were all 'mould' from native Australia and when their lives passed away they would returned to the land. This again exlores Aborigines' theme of 'belonging' and 'continity' with the land.
The "Dreamtime story" then explore the syllabus outcome 'identifies items relevant to the heritage of people from other culture'. The items here would refer ed to the songs each Aboriginal tribures sang. Accorfing to Newman, Aborigines tributes at different parts of Australia sang different songs, and by listened to them, Aborigines would have a rough idea of their location. This once again demonstrated to students the rich heritages Aborigines had and teachers can easily used this video resource to present to the class