A drawing made by a Native Australian. It shows an image similar to the "medicine wheel" of the North American Natives and the "wheel with holes" of Native Europeans.
Native Australians have a bond with megalithism,so much that it is part of their rites.
Megalithic evidence can be seen throughout Australia, on the neighbouring isles and on New Guinea. In the state of Victoria, in Boulder Country, there exists a gigantic megalithic complex that contains cromlechs and menhirs that are 20 meters in height. Many menhirs can also be found throughout Bunyip National State Park. The Natives consider this area to be sacred and according to legend it is inhabited by a dragon (the Bunyip).
Along the northern coast of New South Wales, on the highlands behind Coffs Harbour, stone circles and alignments can be found. In the Simpson Desert there are hundreds of erected stones and megaliths, some which are nine meters in height.
At Woomera there is a site referred to as the "Australian Stonehenge" . This site is composed of huge basalt stones, around a ton each, that are set near one another in vertical manner and by a stone platform made up of large cut stone slabs.
During the 1960's the English conducted atomic bomb testing, at only a few kilometres from the site, and today the site is not accessible due to strong residual radiation.
Uluru, the massive red rock that rises in the heart of Australia and is considered sacred by Native Australians.
It is a complex which, for its significance, brings to mind the one of Externsteine in the Black Forest in Germany, a spiritual symbol for many Native Europeans.
For its sacred nature, the formation also recalls Mount Graham, or "Dzil Nchaa Si An", the Sacred Mountain of the Apaches of Arizona.
Foundation for Aboriginal
and Islander Research Action
FAIRA is an indigenous rights organisation concerned with human rights issues as they affect the Indigenous Peoples of Australia and elsewhere in the world.
FAIRA endeavours to promote the practical use of studies and research under the control of Indigenous Peoples to pursue rights and equality, rejecting the tendency to study Indigenous Peoples from academic or pretentious perspectives.
Wiran Aboriginal Corporation
"Our cultural duty and obligations to our Ancestors through our traditions and customs remains unbroken and connects us absolutely to Country and to each other. We will continue to recover our Ancestors whether they be in museums or in private collections. We all have a spiritual, moral, cultural and politico-legal obligation to respect the Dead and everyone in the Community should support us in respecting our Ancestors as we do the non-Indigenous community."
Native Australian, Traditional Elder of the Wamba Wamba Community
The art of Jida Gulpilil
"To give that gift to our Ancestors through dance is something honorable to do. It's also representing who we are and where we're from, that also represents the country and where we buried our Ancestors to continue that for our future generations as well as our dance is obviously important to us because this is a story that we have and this is what we're sharing with the land and its connection through our totems.
This is also as important as keeping the area for our future children to be able to understand the responsibility of protecting our country, our custoums, our belief, our songs , our Ancestrial burial grounds, our other sacred sites that are associated to that."
Native Australian of the Dja Dja Wurrung and Wamba Wamba Communities.
Dance Leader for Wiran Ceremonial Dancers of the Wamba Wamba.