Aboriginal Law: The Dreaming

Read pages 54–6 of The Ngarrindjeri People and answer the following questions.

  1. Where did Aboriginal law come from? (2 marks)

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    ___________________________________________________________________________

  2. How did young people learn about the laws they had to follow? (3 marks)

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    ___________________________________________________________________________

  3. Give an example of a Ngarrindjeri law which showed that you should have respect for:

    1. animals

      ______________________________________________________________________

      ______________________________________________________________________

    2. older family members

      ______________________________________________________________________

      (2 marks)

  4. How did someone become a powerful elder? (2 marks)

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    ___________________________________________________________________________

  5. What was the Tendi? (3 marks)

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    ___________________________________________________________________________