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Reflective Journal

Wes, how important are stories?

Uncle Wes Marne
Uncle Wes Marne

Our stories told of the creation. Creation stories tell how things were made, why they were made, how they were made and then from the creation we have the Dreamtime and the Dreamtime stories were moral stories. Every animal, everything around us had a story. These stories were told to the children and morals were learnt by the children. It helped them to grow up to be better people and [to learn] the rules and the laws under which they lived. It stopped them from being and like and from stealing, jealousy, disobedience. All these things were learnt through stories because the Aboriginal people never had a written language. It was all passed down verbally and these were passed down through the stories of the Dreamtime.

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