Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Twelve Canoes

I have been making my way through a brilliant, brilliant, multi-faceted website, Twelve Canoes, which has been set up by the Yolngu people of Arnhem Land to "pass their culture on, not just to the next generation, but to people everywhere, all over the world."

I have just finished reading about the Gumang,
"One of the many species of birdlife on the swamp, the Gumang, or Magpie Goose (anseranus semipalmata), is a black & white native goose which, being a significant food source in times gone by, is an important part of some ceremony."
& have gone outside to have a cigarette, & hear the Gumang, who have recently taken to sharing the lagoon at the bottom of the street with the pelicans, calling out in the night.

Ah, synchronicity.


Blogger Belinda said...

Synchronicity indeed.... Everything is related to everything.....

Viewers can also go to www.bulabula-arts.com where artworks by artists from Ramingining, and who feature in 12 Canoes, are available for purchase on-line from the local art centre, Bula'bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation.

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