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Dolphin Dreaming Sharon Bernard

Dolphin Dreaming

Sharon Bernard

Published June 30th 2009
ISBN : 9781450003018
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This is the story of Australian Aborigines and dolphins, both possessing amazing powers of non-verbal communication over great distances. Long ago, before the white mancame both enjoyed a mutually benevolent relationship-often dolphins helpedMoreThis is the story of Australian Aborigines and dolphins, both possessing amazing powers of non-verbal communication over great distances. Long ago, before the white mancame both enjoyed a mutually benevolent relationship-often dolphins helped Aborigines fish- they warned them of approaching storms, and eventually of the invasion of the British ships. But after the British had conquered and killed many natives and forced the rest onto reservations in the interior of the land, they lost touch with each other.. Fast forward to today. An American family comes to Australia to live.The mother, a sociologist, accompanied by her children, goes to interview an Aborigine chief, They hear the chief tell of the sad loss of that relationship with the dolphins, including every year at summer solstice, they had had a celebration on the island lagoon, with the dolphins jumping and spinning and imitating the Aborigines playing flutes, sticks, and boomerangs. But now, sadly, all was lost. The children decided to go on an adventure with their new friend, the chiefs granddaughter. They borrowed a rowboat and started to cross the channel when a storm came up. Suddently there were several large bodies, the dolphins, pushing the boat toward the island lagoon. There they made new friends in the shallow waters of the barrier reef island. Their mission - to put the dolphins back in touch with their Aborogine friends attracted attention from all over the world. Finally there was a celebration like none other at the lagoon on the barrier island. It was the return of the corroborree only this time with international celebrities to join in the symphony of joy. And the Aborigines, who had been almost aforgotten race until then, resumed their rightful place as Caretakers of Mother Earth.