Looking after country means to continue to express these ritual forms of the Dreaming.Clan groups have the right to use the land regarded as their 'territory' and any of its products, based on their duties to tend the land through the performance of ceremonies.This is part of a living tradition based on ritual practices.
Aborigines have the longest continuous cultural history of any group of people on Earth.
Estimates date this history between 50,000 and 65,000 years.
They also created the relationships between groups and individuals to the land, the animals and other people.
Once the ancestor spirits had created the world, they changed into trees, the stars, rocks, watering holes or other objects.
Individual clan groups have knowledge of the different stories which make up this songline.