Thukeri : A Ngarrindjeri Dreaming Story single work   prose   dreaming story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1988 1988
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'This is a story about two men who lived on the shores of Lake Alexandrina. They belonged to the Ngarrindjeri people. The two men set off in their bark canoe to go fishing on the lake. They travelled along on the calm, cool waters until they came to their favourite fishing place called Loveday Bay, where they always caught the best and most delicious bream fish. In their language, this fish is called thukeri.'

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  • Appears in:
    y Thukeri : A Ngarrindjeri Dreaming Story, Years R 3 Adelaide : South Australia. Education Department , 1988 Z1601888 1988 selected work short story biography lyric/song dreaming story Adelaide : South Australia. Education Department , 1988 pg. 24, 25
  • Appears in:
    y The Ngarrindjeri People : Aboriginal People of the River Murray, Lakes and Coorong : An Aboriginal Studies Course for Secondary Students in Years 8-10 South Australia. Education Department , Adelaide : South Australia. Education Department , 1990 7384442 1990 selected work information book children's

    'The Ngarrindjeri Peopleos am Aboriginal studies course which details the history, culture and life experiences of the Aboriginal groups who were the original inhabitants of the areas along the River Murray, Lakes and Coorong.'

    'This course is important in that Ngarrindjeri people are now a significant part of the South Australian community. Ngarrindjeri country, chiefly the River Murray and Coorong, is now used extensively for both agricultural and recreational purposes and through this course students will learn to appreciate its historical cultural significance in addition to its value as a natural resource.'

    'The Ngarrindjeri People is a part of the 8-12 Aboriginal studies program which has been developed to meet the needs of students, teachers and Aboriginal people.' (Source: page 7)

    Adelaide : South Australia. Education Department , 1990
    pg. 56-58
    Note: The Thukeri story...explains what might happen if food is not shared. This story belongs to the Ngarrindjeri people and is still told to children by people such as Leila Rankine.
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