Aboriginal Wisdom and Wit

Miriam Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann





As you know, the World Wide Web is an amazing resource of information (and sometimes a dash of misinformation) on just about every subject under the sun. Here are three very different web sites, each presenting an aspect of aboriginal life in Australia. Please take the time to have a look at them.


Aboriginal educator and artist, Miriam Rose Ungunmerr-Bauman (pictured above), talks about challenges facing Aboriginal communities, and the Aboriginal concept of ‘dadirri’, a form of deep inner listening and contemplation. She presents some thought-provoking insights.


This Centre is a remarkable initiative by women of the Kapululangu community living at Balgo on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. They unashamedly ask for some financial help, and suggest a direct deposit rather than sending a cheque “because the bank is 900 km away from Balgo”. Irish-Australian sociologist Dr Zohl de Ishtar is doing her bit to help – she is living there at Balgo with the Kalululangu women.


Hilarious Aboriginal comedian King Billy Coke Bottle tells the story of the goat.


About dazzlerplus

Writing about the things that interest me helps me to discover what I think. One of my loves is the Australian Outback, and I travel out there often, and when possible take friends with me.
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2 Responses to Aboriginal Wisdom and Wit

  1. kate b says:

    nice post rb have linked onto facebook x Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 06:16:55 +0000 To: pooticket@hotmail.com

  2. Sue says:

    I loved the goat story

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