Ancestral beings moulded the landscape through their actions and gave life to the first people and their culture. From an Indigenous perspective the Dreaming has existed from the beginning of time.Renowned author Tom Keneally discusses why the finding of ancient human remains in the Willandra Lakes region is among his top three Defining Moments in Australian History.Aboriginal people are known to have occupied mainland Australia for at least 50,000 years.
He has gypsy blood, having traveled around Australia more than once and overseas in his younger days.
He's opinionated but he's also very placid at times.
I remember her telling me black men let her down and that they will probably let me down too and she hasn't been wrong there.
I remember her and my fathers arguments and the burn she had felt from the black men in her previous relationships before her relationship with my father.
The date of earliest occupation of the Australian continent is constantly changing.
New excavations and improved dating techniques push the date further back into the distant past.
My black Aboriginal mother on the other hand was a firey, opinionated, loud, black woman.
She had no problem telling the average person exactly what she thought about them or a topic, her temper was short and her wit was quick and fierce, she could cut down fully grown men with her smart come backs and this would often play out in our house hold when it came to her and my father.
In the Dreaming all-powerful beings roamed the landscape and laid the moral and physical groundwork for human society.