Burarra – Sharing Indigenous Knowledge


Australia is home to more than 22 million people from over 200 different countries. Of the people, Indigenous Australians have been here the longest. For more than 40,000 years, Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders have practiced “Kanyini” by caring for our land and passing on their wisdom to each generation.

‘Burarra Gathering – Sharing Indigenous Knowledge’ gives a sense of the people, land, language and traditional technologies and knowledge of the Burarra people of Arnhem Land, in Australia’s Northern Territory.

Take a virtual trip to the land of the Burarra people, and be guided by Danaja, a young Burarra man, and his grandfather, Wala Wala.

You will need to complete a permit to travel onto Aboriginal land. You will also have to decide whether to travel in the wet or the dry season.

Once you’re there you will be taken off into the bush on an adventure to learn about some of the Burarra people’s traditional technology.

Find more about this fantastic activity by visiting http://burarra.questacon.edu.au/pages/welcome.html.

By CERES Education – Outreach Team|2017-11-06T17:23:46+10:00April 30th, 2013|0 Comments