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Salt Water & Sand Tracks

Salt Water & Sand Tracks

(Both DVD’s are sold as a package)

Vol I: Turtle conservation and coastal bush tucker in Arnhemland

Developed in partnership with the Yolgnu people from the remote homeland communities of Gutjanjan and Garrthalala in north-east Arnhemland.

  • Contains a 45 minute DVD film plus CD rom of comprehensive learning tasks
  • Enjoy spectacular aerial and underwater scenery
  • Enter a restricted part of far north Australia and visit the lives of people who have lived there for many thousands of years. Hunt and collect delicious coastal bush tucker and learn the delicate balance of sustainable ecology
  • Go head to head with a vicious mud crab…savour the excitement of a delicious bush honey hunt…take off in a chopper and join elders working with scientists in an internationally recognised effort to save turtles…and more

Excerpt of script “…In spite of the group’s eagerness to get into the honey, no one forgets the tradition of sharing. Do you notice that the honey the kids are eating looks dark brown? That’s because native bees’ wax is very dark and the comb grows more like coral than in the neat cells European bees make. So the honey can’t be easily drained out and it gets all mixed up with the wax making it look dark. Doesn’t affect the taste though!”

Vol II: Learn the ancient arts of healing, painting and tool making in Arnhemland

Developed in partnership with the Yolgnu people from the remote homeland communities of Gutjanjan and Garrthalala in north-east Arnhemland.

  • Contains a 45 minute DVD film plus CD rom of comprehensive learning tasks
  • INCLUDES BONUS 3D animated dreamtime story of Yolgnu mermaid spirit created by Indigenous animator/designer
  • Enjoy spectacular aerial and underwater scenery – click here to view sample film clip
  • Enter a restricted part of far north Australia and the lives of people who have lived there for many thousands of years.
  • Follow elders as they teach traditional knowledge of bush medicine and arts/crafts to younger generations, ensuring these traditions live on.
  • Make a yidaki (didgeridoo) and gara (spear) from scratch….build a steam bed and watch the camera man’s injury healed…discover how a famous Indigenous artist uses ochre to depict her family totems…learn some Yolgnu language…and more.

Excerpt of script “…Now lets look at plants used for medicine. Yolgnu believe healing involves not just the body but the mind and spirit as well. Modern medicine is just catching on to this idea. So Yolgnu use plants, animals, insects, sea creatures and minerals for medicine….but sacred ceremonies and the skills of traditional healers are essential as well…”

Price: $150.00

Postage and handling within Australia is $15.00 AUS. P&H to New Zealand is an additional $5.00 AUS.

Educational Indigenous Culture DVD's

Sandtraks works with Indigenous communities to promote understanding, respect and pride.