Spiritual Women

Artist Chandra Conway painted Spiritual Women to express the integral part of Aboriginal Dreamtime stories.  The ancestor spirit came down to earth in human form and created most of the things that their future generations would need.  They created animals, rocks, waterholes, plants, rivers, mountains and other necessary essentials.  During creation time, the spirit women were dancing, singing and entertaining the forefathers in the evenings.

The ancestors created the relations between the various groups of people, between individuals, their relations with lands, animals and how to preserve them, in addition to teaching them how to maintain close harmony with each other.  Following completion of their creations the ancestors disappeared  but remained in the sacred sites.  For this reason land is always close to the heart of Aboriginal people.

The material value of the land is not what the Aboriginal people regard as important.  They look at the land as part of the Dreamtime, to be preserved for future generations to appreciate.

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