Indigenous Australian Cultures Essay
The Dreaming is a time before now, long ago, where spirits that lay dormant under the flat desolate plains of the earth's crust, rose up and took the form of humans and animals. These spirits then roamed the earth performing tasks such as hunting, fighting, building and grazing. Through their roaming and tasks they created and became the current formations, animals, stars, humans and things around us that we see in our world today (Bourke, Bourke & Edwards, 1998). This idea leads the Aboriginals to believe they are tethered to everything in existence.
For the Aboriginal groups to gain a further knowledge on what happened during "The Dreaming" Goddard & Wierzbicka (2015) state the …show more content…
The Kinships system used in Aboriginal groups across Australia is basically a law system just like the one the English use. It exists to create order and give direction while maintaining and sustaining the aboriginal way of life, or as put by Freyer-Smith (2008) "the chief mechanism for organising social and economic relationships".
The Kinship systems do not only delegate members into social groups, it also shows how daily survival should be done with respect to the land around them, in other words how their small socio-economic circle works.
The socio-economic organisation that is followed by the Aboriginals across Australia was merely a way of survival and built on the idea of hunting, gathering and