Compare what ONTM and the selected poems of ON say about the importance of…
what ONTM and the selected poems of ON say about the
importance of land
ownership of land (white)
belongs to a single individual
land of little importance but has monetary value
'I signed on the dotted line'
also about territory
'old fence line'
land must generate an income
characters views on the land
jims is condemned by the topic
albert's is approved
Jim does not understand the land he is a
We are going
belonging to the land, shapes identity
'we are of the old ways'
tradition, first australian view of the land
belongs to everyone
land is being neglected
'Rubbish may be tipped here'
colonial disrespect for the land
'gone from this place' 'and we are going'
(We are going)
'white men turn quickly the earth of acacia ridge'
loss of whats important to them
hierarchy and social structure regarding control of the land
history of the land
symbols of moving on and ownership, alberts house open, jims' fenced in, walking on the land connected and fam is separated on their carriage
importance - value
physical, spiritual, beauty, nourishment, sacred
foreigner, stranger, alien
why is land important? what do the texts say?
how would you describe your relationship with the land you live on?
what happens when the relationship with the land is broken?
White and indigenous people regard the land as important however it is the sense of belonging to land that is felt by indigenous people that sets them apart from the sense of ownership felt by white settlers.
land has importance in all cultures however it is the sense of belonging to the land felt by aboriginals that sets their connection apart from the economical value placed on it by white settlers.
indigenous people and white settlers place different values on land this is explored in the selected poems and the film