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Aboriginal Dictionary of Pictured Word Puzzles By George Cettl
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If someone wants to study the culture of another group, it is imperative to know their language, for the spoken word is nothing more than the very transportation for general communication. Since... More > white man’s arrival in Australia, their influence had a disastrous effect on Aboriginal people’s languages. Most of the distinct languages are not spoken anymore and the few still in use are spoken only by older people. When they die, the languages will die with them, and with the languages will die their culture. By translating their religious beliefs - the “Dreamtime” (mythological past - another language will never capture the true meaning and feeling for the land. This dictionary in the form of crosswords and search-words is a small attempt to interest mainly young people in learning the words of the Aboriginal peoples in an entertaining way. It can be used in three ways: 1) learning Aboriginal words; 2) learning English words, and 3) recognizing animals, to encourage young people to take part.< Less
The Rainbow in the Stone By George Cettl
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It can be said that opal is nature’s masterpiece, for there is no other gem which can display such a tremendous variety of colours. Indeed, most other gems display only one colour. Though... More > they may be more financially valuable, their monetary valuation is artificially high, the result of imposed market control measures. They also need the skills of cutters and polishers to bring forth their hidden beauty. In fact, for a non-expert, diamonds in their natural form can be mistaken for a mere piece of quartz. Even a polished diamond can be mistaken for piece of plain glass, moissanite or cubic zirconia, which - by the way - shows stronger colours. Opal is different. It does not have to be cut and polished. It shows its beauty from the moment it is gouged from the earth and exposed to daylight and an appreciative gaze.< Less

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