Juniper Teacher Resources<

"I am called Aranda"

Discussion Points

  1. We can see Uluru through Aranda, and Aranda is fading away (his legs are faded out of the painting). What do you think this means?
  2. Aranda’s loincloth uses the same orange and magenta colours that were used in the painting of Uluru. Do you think this connects him to the land? Why?

Did You Know?

  1. Aranda is a warrior man/spirit that is found in stories belonging to Central Australia.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures:
Culture, People
  1. Find a map showing the language groups of Aboriginal Australia. How many language groups can you find? How many are in central Australia?

Other Resources:

Map of Indigenous language groups (online)
Photographs of Indigenous 'warriors'
Wajarri men and women near the Weld Range in the 1890s. (digitised)
Warburton Mission, February 1967 (digitised)
Demonstration of spear throwing at Kalgoorlie (digitised)
A warrior with his spear and woomera (spear thrower) at Laverton
Joe Mallard Collection(digitised)
Head to the archive and select ‘Technologies’ then scroll down and select ‘Spear’ and click search.

Discussion Points

  1. Juniper has created an aura around Aranda’s head. Have you seen this effect used before? Where? What do you think it means?

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