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"'To wound the earth,' he answered earnestly, 'is to wound yourself, and if others wound the earth, they are wounding you. The land should be left untouched: as it was in the Dreamtime when the Ancestors sang the world into existence.'" Chapter 3, page 11

"He went on to explain how each totemic ancestor, while traveling around the country, was thought to have scattered a trail of words and musical notes along the lines of his footprints, and how these Dreaming-tracks lay over the land as 'ways' of communication between the most far-flung tribes." Chapter 3, page 13

"'A sacred board,' I said. 'And Aboriginal's "holy of holies". Or, if you like, his "soul".'
A tjuringa is usually an oval-ended plaque, carved from stone or mulga wood, and covered with patterns which represent the wanderings of its owner's Dreamtime Ancestor. In Aboriginal law, no uninitiated person was ever...

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