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My Place Story of Country
13 Jul 2010
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ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLE ARE ADVISED THAT: The following PlaceStory features images of people who have passed away as well as burial sites, art sites, and artefacts. . It also features sounds of the 'didgeridoo' which is not a traditional instrument of this Place.

My Place Story of Country Is a Story about a journey.........

that stretches from Mudgee,.............

across the Blue Mountains...........................

to Mulgoa and beyond.

Back to Piambong...............................

and to Yarrabin.

It takes in the Wollemi,.........................

Blue Mountains,............................

and National Parks of the...........

Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

These are all special places.

My story is of family,.........................

Brothers and Sisters.........................

my Mother,......................................

my Grandfather,...............................

his Mother,......................................

Aunts and Uncles,............................

our Ancestors,................................

and connection.

I've shared this Story with others.............

at a special time and event.................

which became part of the Story of this Place.........

as we connected with Country...............

Mother earth,..................................

and each other.

I spoke of finding my Place in life..........

and the pathway I am now on.

Co-Management of the World Heritage Area can help protect our values................................................

as we continue to practice culture,........

care for Country....................

and tell our Stories....

"Country is ......................................

my Dreaming...................................

my Learning....................................

my Lore..........................................

my Sanctuary..................................

my Spirit........................................

my Culture.....................................

my Heritage".

"Country is ....................................

my past.........................................

my present....................................

and our future"..............................

"These are my values of Country"

So share your Story of Country...........

to protect our cultural values for this Place.

by Dennis E.G Barber

Thankyou

Thanks to the members of DIDJERIDU DINGO for permission to use their music. Soundtrack:' Narrow Neck' From the album: 'Soakin the view'

Tags
Community Environment Indigenous Aboriginal Co-management culture environment heritage indigenous personal stories
Comments (1)
Feral Arts Tue, 13 Jul 2010 5:20pm

Hi Dennis - great story! Inspiring stuff. 

Congratulations!