About the CD-ROM
The five strands of the CD-ROM - Experiences, Indigenous, Culture,
Discovery, Land Issues and Understanding - offer five different
entry points within which there are multiple pathways to travel.
EXPERIENCES - An investigation into Australia's multicultural
leads the participant through a celebration of the cultural diversity
of Australia into a number of video cameos where Australians from
different walks of life share their appreciation of the land.
Featuring - 'Celebration' an essay by Arnold Zable - An
overview of Australian migration history - Stories of post war migrants
- Video interviews with Australians from many different walks of
INDIGENOUS CULTURE - An encounter with Australia's first Peoples
Two Aboriginal communities, the Gunditjmara people of south-western
Victoria and the people of the Kutjungka region of north-western
Australia, share their wisdom and aspects of their traditional culture
- music, painting, story, dance and ceremony.
Featuring - Men's and women's paintings, of the Kutjungka
region of Northern Australia curated by Rosemary Crumlin - Songwriters
of the Gunditjmara region of Southern Victoria including Archie
Roach and Richard Frankland - Musical Director Shane Howard of Goanna
DISCOVERY - An exploration of the Australian and virtual landscapes
Discovery is a challenge to travel through landscaped 'worlds'
to explore new environments and discover artefacts of significance
to Indigenous Australians.
Featuring - indigenous artefacts.
LAND USE - The Social context of our shared history
Beautifully designed maps of the natural features of Australia
- vegetation, rainfall, land use and population and patterns of
land tenure; and extensive time-line extending back to 60,000 years
before the present, and an in-depth summary and analysis of legal
judgments and Federal legislation relating to Land issues of the
past 30 years - comprise the Land Issues strand.
Featuring - an extensive time-line from 60,000 years up
until the present; detailed maps of Australia's physical features
including land use overlays - Judgments and Legislation in relation
to land claims including Native Title - Mabo - Wik - legal and Political
Issues - 10 Point Plan.
UNDERSTANDING - An opportunity for exploring further issues of
Understanding leads the user into a set of activities which
integrate the experiences of the journey and invite the user to
make choices to take action, then to share the results in the forums
on the web.
Featuring - a 3000 word bibliographical essay with extensive
web links - Aboriginal language map of Australia by David R Horton.
From a number of vantage points within each of the five sequences,
simply by clicking on the web icon wherever it appears, the user
can choose to go out to the Lore of the Land website and
beyond to the dozens of related annotated web links. By clicking
again the user can return to the CD-ROM at the place where the choice
was made to venture outward.