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Aboriginals believe in two forms of time; two parallel streams of activity. One is the daily objective activity, the other is an infinite spiritual cycle called the "dreamtime", more real than reality ...

Aboriginals believe in two forms of time; two parallel streams of activity. One is the daily objective activity, the other is an infinite spiritual cycle called the "dreamtime", more real than reality itself. Whatever happens in the dreamtime establishes the values, symbols, and laws of Aboriginal society.
It was believed that some people of unusual spiritual powers had contact with the dreamtime. In Aboriginal Dreamtime, there lived a young girl called Brolga who was famous for her wonderful and unique dancing style.
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    'Long ago, when all had been made but was in total darkness, Brolga and Emu disputed as to the need for light in the world. Brolga said no, things were fine as they were. Emu said the animal people were forever bumping into each other and were unable to find their things when they had put them down. Brolga got very angry and clipped Emu’s wings, making her a flightless bird. Emu avenged herself by tossing a brolga’s egg into the sky. The egg exploded and became the sun. Now everybody can daily admire the beauty and colours of the great work of the Sky Father'. This is the story of slide 25
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  • The Brolga is a majestic Australian bird well known for its wonderful mating dance. It is found across the tropical north, southwards through north-east and east central areas, as well as central New South Wales to western Victoria. These tall birds are up to 130cm in height with a wingspan of up to 240cm. The female is shorter than the male. Brolgas have a featherless red head and a grey crown. It is thought that Brolgas are monogamous. The bond between breeding pairs is strengthened during elaborate courtship displays, which involve much dancing, leaping, wing-flapping and loud trumpeting. See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCJVmINmtZg&NR=1
  • Outside the breeding season, Brolgas form large family groups and flocks of up to a hundred birds. These groups may be partially nomadic or may stay in the same area. Some birds also migrate northwards.
  • Aboriginals believe in two forms of time; two parallel streams of activity. One is the daily objective activity, the other is an infinite spiritual cycle called the "dreamtime", more real than reality itself. Whatever happens in the dreamtime establishes the values, symbols, and laws of Aboriginal society. It was believed that some people of unusual spiritual powers had contact with the dreamtime. "Dreaming" is also often used to refer to an individual's or group's set of beliefs or spirituality. For instance, an Indigenous Australian might say that they have Kangaroo Dreaming, or Shark Dreaming, or Honey Ant Dreaming, or any combination of Dreamings pertinent to their "country". However, many Indigenous Australians also refer to the creation time as "The Dreaming".
  • In Aboriginal Dreamtime, there lived a young girl called Brolga who was famous for her wonderful and unique dancing style. One day, when Brolga was dancing alone with the light and shadows of a big old-coolibah tree, the evil spirit Waiwera saw her from his home in the Milky Way and wanted her as his woman. He spun himself into a willy-willy (whirlwind) and drew her up to him. Her tribe searched and found her captive. The tribe fought off Waiwera, and when the evil spirit realised he couldn't escape with the dancing girl he turned her into a Brolga so as no-one could have her. The dance of the Brolga is a traditional dance of Aborigines.
  • The Dreamtime laid down the patterns of life for the Aboriginal people. "The Dreaming" was the time of creation. Dreaming stories vary throughout Australia, and there are different versions on the same theme. For example, the story of how the birds got their colours is different in New South Wales and in Western Australia. Stories cover many themes and topics, as there are stories about creation of sacred places, land, people, animals and plants, law and custom. It is a complex network of knowledge, faith, and practices that derive from stories of creation, and which pervades and informs all spiritual and physical aspects of an indigenous Australian's life.  
  • Born in Sydney, 1949, Terrance Plowright has designed and built many water features, one over 50 metres in length for the Deutsche Bank Headquarters in Sydney and his "Dancing Brolga Fountain" at Cockle Bay is famous world wide and features as one of Sydney’s major icons for Singapore Airlines. This fountain of dancing Brolga birds was built in 1998 and was Terrance's first water feature. "Dancing Brolga" is a spiral dancing water feature, spirals vertically in dance mode, with bird figures cast in stainless steel. Terrance Plowright has worked in fine arts for 25 years and has undertaken some of the largest commissions in Australia. He has large sculptural works in New Zealand and Bangladesh and his Sydney 2000 Olympic sculptures reside throughout the USA, Singapore, Paris, Tokyo, London and in all states of Australia. (Also tree sisters in Blue Mountains )
  • Born in Sydney, 1949, Terrance Plowright has designed and built many water features, one over 50 metres in length for the Deutsche Bank Headquarters in Sydney and his "Dancing Brolga Fountain" at Cockle Bay is famous world wide and features as one of Sydney’s major icons for Singapore Airlines. This fountain of dancing Brolga birds was built in 1998 and was Terrance's first water feature. "Dancing Brolga" is a spiral dancing water feature, spirals vertically in dance mode, with bird figures cast in stainless steel. Terrance Plowright has worked in fine arts for 25 years and has undertaken some of the largest commissions in Australia. He has large sculptural works in New Zealand and Bangladesh and his Sydney 2000 Olympic sculptures reside throughout the USA, Singapore, Paris, Tokyo, London and in all states of Australia.
  • Long ago, when all had been made but was in total darkness, Brolga and Emu disputed as to the need for light in the world. Brolga said no, things were fine as they were. Emu said the animal people were forever bumping into each other and were unable to find their things when they had put them down. Brolga got very angry and clipped Emu’s wings, making her a flightless bird. Emu avenged herself by tossing a brolga’s egg into the sky. The egg exploded and became the sun. Now everybody can daily admire the beauty and colours of the great work of the Sky Father.  
  • Ken Davis is one of the worlds most celebrated composers of healing, relaxation, ambient and environmental music with more than 45 CD'S to his credit. His CD'S and DVD'S are available on the web including digital downloads. His beautiful melodies and nature sounds heal mind body and spirit as well as provide relief from stress and tension. People world wide use his music for study as well as an aid to sleep and for pure listening pleasure. He is one of Australia's modern day composers. Ken Creates Music for stress relief, relaxation, ambient and environmental music!    Ken performs live in concert and excerpts can be viewed live on www.youtube.com as well as samples from his nature DVD'S that are healing and relaxing.

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  • Aboriginals believe in two forms of time; two parallel streams of activity. One is the daily objective activity, the other is an infinite spiritual cycle called the "dreamtime", more real than reality itself. Whatever happens in the dreamtime establishes the values, symbols, and laws of Aboriginal society.
  • The Dreamtime laid down the patterns of life for the Aboriginal people. "The Dreaming" was the time of creation. Dreaming stories vary throughout Australia, and there are different versions on the same theme. Long ago, back in the Dreamtime there was a very beautiful young girl, named Brolga. Even though she was very young, Brolga was the best dancer in the whole land.
  • Everyone in the tribe was very proud of Brolga, her dancing was so graceful, and her movements so special
  • When she danced, the old people would sit around and say, 'She dances so well. It makes us proud that she's part of our tribe.' 'Look at Brolga, she must be the best dancer in the whole land!’
  • Now Brolga hadn't always been such a good dancer. When she was a very little girl, she used to get up very early in the morning, and creep past her sleeping brothers and sisters, out of the gunyah and to the plains around her camp. Once there, she would practise swooshing her arms like the Pelican, parading like the Emu, and whirling like the wind. Brolga soon became so good hat the rest of the tribe asked her to join in their dances. But Brolga didn't just do the old dances. She liked to make up new ones.
  • Dances about the trees and the wind, dances about the Spirits and the animals. The dances that Brolga invented were so good, that people from other tribes would come just to see her dance. The more she danced, the more famous she became. The old men of the tribe were very proud of her. Never had there ever been anyone as talented as Brolga. And they were sure that her dancing would make their tribe the most famous in the whole land. They would sit and watch as the beautiful young girl whirled and twirled - she seemed to fly through her dances.
  • Sometimes the old people would worry. Brolga was very pretty and very famous. What if she became too proud? They worried that she would become vain, and ask for special treatment. but she never did. Each day found her the same happy modest Brolga as the day before. Each day, Brolga would spend some time gathering food with the women and at night she would dance for the rest of the tribe One day, Brolga went off by herself to dance. She went out onto the dry red plain near her camp. On this plain, was her favourite tree, a big old coolibah tree. Brolga began to dance in its shade moving with the shadow of the old tree's branches. As the wind swayed the tree, Brolga swayed, dancing out into the sunlight.
  • The early morning sun fell on her face and with her arms floating out she spun for the sheer joy of it. As the little puffs of dust rose from her feet, an evil Spirit, Waiwera, looked down from his home in the Milky Way, and saw Brolga.
  • She was without doubt the most graceful and beautiful girl he had ever seen. Waiwera decided that Brolga must be his. He would steal her to be his woman!
  • Waiwera quickly spun himself into a whirlwind, a willy-willy and flew down onto the plain. Brolga saw the willy-willy swirling across the plain. It looked so very pretty, a gentle column of dust spiralling upwards. Brolga didn't know that it was the evil Spirit, Waiwera! As the wind came closer to Brolga, it made a sudden great roaring sound, and enclosed her. Brolga was swept off her feet. She was caught! The wind roared, and Brolga thrashed, but it was no use, she could not escape!
  • Far away she could see the big old coolibah tree, and near it the camp of her tribe. She began to cry. When Brolga's tribe discovered she was missing, they went looking for her. 'Maybe another tribe has stolen her.' 'No, we would have heard her cries.' 'If we can find her tracks, then we will be ab le to follow them. They will show us where she has gone.’
  • But the wind had covered her tracks. The tribe searched everywhere for her. They found the big old coolibah tree: 'She used to come here to dance, but there are no tracks.’
  • Then they saw the path where the willy-willy had been. One of the old men suggested they follow the path of the willy-willy, perhaps that would take them to Brolga. So the tribe set out. For several days, they followed the path of the willy-willy, until they came to a hill overlooking a small plain.
  • There below them, they saw the evil Spirit, Waiwera, and with him was his captive, Brolga! The whole tribe rushed down hurling their spears and their boomerangs. Waiwera, seeing them coming, began to spin the whirlwind faster.
  • Brolga was now his, and the evil, jealous spirit, realizing that he couldn't escape with her, decided that no one would have her.
  • The whirlwind swirled around Brolga and just as the tribe reached her, she vanished! Brolga's tribe watched as the willy-willy wound its way slowly up into the sky. On the spot where it had been, there now stood a big old-coolibah tree. But there was no sign of Brolga.
  • They knew that the evil spirit, Waiwera, had returned to his home in the two black holes in the Milky Way. The old people shuddered and hoped that they would never have to pass along the Milky Way, for to do so, they would have to pass the two black holes where Waiwera lived.
  • . As they stood near the tree which Waiwera had left, one of the children shouted, 'Look! Look! There is a bird! A bird we have never seen before!‘
  • As they watched a beautiful tall grey bird appeared from behind the tree. Not even the old people had seen one like it. The bird slowly stretched its wings, and instead of flying away, it began to dance, making the same graceful moves that Brolga used to make. The bird danced, taking long, hopping steps, and floating on its graceful wings.
  • The men called out, 'It's Brolga! It's Brolga! See, the bird is dancing just like Brolga!’
  • And the bird seemed to understand. It pranced slowly towards them, and with one last graceful bound, flew up into the air, and away!
  • Then they all knew that the wicked Waiwera had changed Brolga into a bird. A bird which the Aboriginals, from that day onwards, have always called the brolga.
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  • Sound : Ken Davis- Joy Of Love; Moment In Time Text & Pictures: internet Arangement: Sanda Foişoreanu