This resource is related to the following Learning Area –
And responds to the following Enquiry Question –
|Q42.||Why were Dreamtime Stories and other stories told, important to the Kombumerri People?|
Resource transcript –
Dreamtime stories were important to the Kombumerri People of the Gold Coast because they were a way of sharing history that’s thousands of years old and they were also a way of telling our children and passing on to our children and their children’s children, different values that we held within our mob. So for example, one Dreamtime story that speaks of a Bunyip in the Nerang River, is a way of passing on to our children and their children’s children of, keep away from the river because you might drown. So these stories were a way of sharing these values, giving warnings and they were also a way of letting our children know and other members of our mob, where different food sources were, where different significant sites were as well.