THE WARLPIRI PEOPLE
OF THE CENTRAL DESERT: AN ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN LEARNING EXPERIENCE
- Gain a unique insight into the world's
oldest civilisation, Aboriginal Australia.
- Led by Professor Jeannie Herbert, Head,
School of Indigenous Australian Studies, James Cook University
of North Queensland.
David and Bess Nungarrayi Price and the
Warlpiri people will provide you with a fantastic opportunity
to experience life in the central desert of Australia. There
are many well known teachers and artists amongst the Warlpiri
people, and you will be given a unique insight into their culture,
history and language.
A brief visit to Alice Springs will be
included in the trip. On the first day, we will visit the Desert
Park, a fascinating environmental park just out of town. You
will then travel to the campsite for this learning experience,
in a very remote and isolated desert location.
The deserts of central Australia are famous
for their brilliant colours, immense open-ness and striking landforms.
It is in this setting that the Warlpiri have created one of the
most complex and intensely spiritual civilisations in the world,
as well as a culture which is renowned for its subtle and sympathetic
relationships with the environment.
Facilities at the campsite will be very
basic, and limited water will be available. A bush shower will
be rigged up, but you may not be able to shower every day.
WHEN: Monday 26 June
- Sunday 2 July 2000 (six days), preceding the Learning Conference