Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Marni Naabudni Tarndaganyangga

Marni Naabudni Tarndaganyangga - 'Welcome to the place of the red kangaroo" was the message given to students as they filed past the fountain. Two students from each school threw rocks into the fountain; equivalent to knocking on a door to seek permission to enter the space. This Aboriginal man explained the significance of the ritual and welcomed them as they filed past.

3 comments:

Walker said...

Great picture, wonderful.

alicesg said...

Interesting to know the meaning of throwing rocks into the fountain. I thought we throw coins in it.

eag said...

Great photo, that's a lot of door knocking!