Great Australian mysteries

Ivan Seeking

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Australia may not have a Stonehenge or an Abominable Snowman, but over the years our nation has well and truly accumulated it's fair share of mysteries, as 936 afternoon presenter Trevor Jackson recently discovered when he spoke to author and columnist John Pinkney.
http://www.abc.net.au/hobart/stories/s932300.htm [Broken]
 
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Adam

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The funny one is that there is, not far from me, a Harold Holt Swimming Centre.
 

zoobyshoe

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I don't believe it is accurate to
say hat australia does not have an
abominable snowman. Maybe Adam can
back me up on this. Isn't there a
Bigfoot/Yeti type creature rumored
to exist there known as a "Yowie"?
 

Ivan Seeking

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Originally posted by Adam
The funny one is that there is, not far from me, a Harold Holt Swimming Centre.
Have the aboriginal mythologies - e.g. dream time - been adopted by the modern culture in Australia?
 

Adam

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Yep, in Australia we have the Yowie.

As for the aborigine mythologies here, well:
  • There are many different mythologies. It's a common misconception that they aborigines were one group. In fact there were many groups spread over a very large area, with different mythologies/religions.
  • Aborigine mythologies/religions are viewed the same as any other. Those who grew up bveing told the stories might believe it, if they've had it drummed into their heads enough, the same as christianity. For the rest of us though, it's all just vaguely interesting stories.
 

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