Saturday, June 11, 2005

What Crocodile Dundee didn't tell ye...

When Mick Dundee went "walkabout", did you think he just went for a stroll to clear his head? Well, he did, but it's a lot deeper than that... according to The Songlines (Chatwin), the idea is deeply rooted in Aboriginal history. Going walkabout means to walk and follow the ancient songlines of the land, the paths created by the first ancestors as they wandered and sung whatever they saw into existence. Everything was sung about, and there was an ancestor for everything. Each person is decended from a particular ancestor, such as the Wallaby. Therefore, a Wallaby descendant, if on walkabout, will follow the wallaby songlines, to get back to his or her roots and understand his or her ancestry.


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