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Oceania

Oceania terms

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Ancestor Supernatural being who emerged and roamed the earth during the time of the Dreaming, giving shape to the landscape and creating various forms of life.
The Dreaming The mythic time of Australian Aboriginal religion when the Ancestors inhabited the earth
Taboo A system of social ordering that dictates specific objects and activities, owing to their sacred nature, are set aside for specific groups ande are strictly forbidden to others.
Department of Aboriginal Affairs "recruiting" of all aborigines to work on plantations and mines, so they could have "real jobs".
Stolen Generation Often Called half-castes, biracial, taken from homes to detention centers to acculturate them into white culture. Government funded program. Attempt to breed aborigines out of community. Skin color determined fate.
Songlines Direction by song
 

 



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