The Aborigines of Australia are said to have come to Australian soil about 40,000 years ago, bringing with them their own traditions, languages, and beliefs, including their story on how the world was created. They believe that “the earth was featureless, flat, and grey. There were no mountain ranges, no rivers, no billabongs, no birds or animals – in fact not one living thing. (Resture).” Then, Baiame, ‘maker of things’, decided to introduce the Dreamtime. Dreamtime was a point, a time frame, in the Aborigine history where giant ‘Beings’ were released to roam the unshaped world. The Beings had human needs and quenches, therefore they spent their time on earth digging for water and searching for food. Their journey through the world is an etymology for how the earth is the way it appears, mountains, valleys, etc. ...
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...er really be answered by facts, the answer is within each person and it’s up to them to decide what they believe, and to them they are indeed correct.
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