Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Great Regulars: The reason the little band has come into this

little town is that "their old bora ground" is located nearby. A bora ring is a special piece of ground used for the initiation ceremony of males in Australian aboriginal tribal culture. Women were forbidden to enter the area or even discuss any aspect connected to the bora ceremony.

The animosity toward "the strangers" is revealed when the speaker derisively refers to them as scurrying about "like ants." These "strangers" are accused of filling the bora ring with garbage, for they have placed a sign, "Rubbish May Be Tipped Here."

from Linda Sue Grimes: Suite101.com: Oodgeroo Noonuccal's We Are Going


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