Importance of mythological places: The Monash Country Lines Archive

The Dreamings From Saltwater Country

The Dreamings from the Saltwater Country (Narnu-Yuwa ki Anthaa)

According to bureaucrats in Western Australia’s Department of Aboriginal Affairs, an Aboriginal mythological site in WA  cannot be classified as  an ‘Aboriginal site’ under the  the State’s Aboriginal Heritage Act unless there is evidence of “religious practice” associated with the site. See further discussion here.

By contrast, the Monash Country Lines Archive breathtakingly recreates the living Dreaming narratives of the Gulf of Carpentaria and highlights the ongoing significance to Aboriginal people of sites associated with such narratives.  See here for the archive.

The Monash Country Lines project showcases interactive videos of dreaming trails with the songs of that trail.

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