(Study Guide) Dream and the Dreaming
The Dream and The Dreaming has relevance for students of indigenous Studies, Australian History, Studies of Society and Environment, Religious Studies, Cultural Studies and Media Studies from middle to senior secondary school. For over thirty thousand years, the Desert People of Central Australia had walked their lands, their life governed by ancient and immutable laws laid down by the totemic ancestors and their Dreamings.
In 1877 the German Lutherans arrived. Their dream of a "mission field" in the very heart of the Australian continent put them at the epicentre of a massive clash of cultures. The Dream And The Dreaming is the story of first contact between black and white and the alliance that was forged between the Missionaries and the Arrarnta, that exists to the present day.