|Aboriginal Sacred Site Winjana Gorge Dreaming|
its easy to understand the Dreamtime.................
Some two thousand generations of men and women have lived and died since the first Aboriginal walked upon the soil of this land , now known as Australia. Forty thousand years since the beginning of the Dreamtime. In the beginning the earth was featureless, flat and grey. There were no mountain ranges, no rivers, no billabongs, no birds or animals, in fact no living thing...........then came the Dreamtime. Giant mythical Beings rose up out of the great grey plains where they had been slumbering for centuries; they looked like animals or plants or insects but they behaved just like humans. As they wandered in search of food and water they dug huge ravines and rivers,pushed up mountains and gradually the earth as we know it today took shape. Aboriginals believe their ancestors were taught by these mythical Beings and how as their descendants they should behave. Then the Dreamtime ended, and they were left with rites and ceremonies to preserve this heritage. Tribal lands and all forms of life contained within it are now held in sacred trust. Land has a very special meaning to Aboriginals for all over the land are features which remind them of these Beings who had a part in their creation and the truth of the connectedness of all things, both living and dead.
|Dawn fishing on the Ord|
|A swim with a view|
Now its time to hit the road again and this time we are heading for the Top End................Darwin here we come!
Soul food Kitchen
Fresh Mango Salsa
Locals are always looking for new ways to use the over abundant supplies of mangoes in the Kimberley region,this is my version of a fresh and piquant mango salsa the quantities are really a matter of personal taste, I love the heat of fresh red chili but you can omit it
1 large mango peeled and cut into small dice.
1/2 Red onion cut into small dice
1/2 cup fresh pineapple cut into small dice
1 cup chopped fresh coriander
1 fresh red chili chopped fine
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
pinch of salt
Mix all together and chill in the fridge. Great with fish and seafood.and in tacos