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Western Grammar School Mr Shakirs past paper questions.

SoR: Aboriginal Spirituality


Name: ________________________ Class: ___________________ Date: __________ ID: A

Aboriginal Spirituality

Short Answer

1. Dream country* is belonging. Every person has a place in the world in which they are needed, and in which
they are healthy.

(*Country: A term used by Aboriginal people to refer to the land to which they belong and their place of
Dreaming.)

Describe the ways in which Aboriginal spirituality is closely linked to belonging to country.

2. Analyse the relationship between ceremonial life and the Dreaming in Aboriginal Spiritualities.

3. Too many elders have passed away who hold information and language necessary to connect dispossessed
Aboriginal groups with the land.
-Sydney Morning Herald, 2007

With reference to the statement above and using your own knowledge, discuss the continuing effect of
dispossession on Aboriginal spirituality.

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Western Grammar School Mr Shakirs past paper questions. SoR: Aboriginal Spirituality
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4. Assess the impact of separation from the land on contemporary Aboriginal spiritualities.

5. Discuss the impact on the removal of Aboriginal children from their families on contemporary Aboriginal
spiritualies.

6. In what ways has dispossession continue to affect Aboriginal spiritualities?

7. Describe the impact of the Stolen Generation issue on Aboriginal beliefs and spirituality.

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Western Grammar School Mr Shakirs past paper questions. SoR: Aboriginal Spirituality
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8. Outline the obligations of Aboriginal peoples to kinship groups.

9. Identify the connection between ceremonies and the Dreaming.

10. Outline the relationship between Aboriginal peoples and the land.

11. List two reasons for Aboriginals becoming separated from the land.

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Western Grammar School Mr Shakirs past paper questions. SoR: Aboriginal Spirituality
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12. Outline how dispossession has a ffected the Aboriginal community.

13. Identify three impacts of dispossession on kinship groups.

14. Describe wha t happened to the institutions of language and elders as a result of dispossession .