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  • n. A path across the land (or, sometimes the sky) marking the route followed by an Aboriginal ancestor made during the Dreaming which is often recorded in traditional songs, stories, dance and painting.


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  • For the Goolarabooloo community, the Point is also the nexus of a "songline" whose path was recorded in Aboriginal songs, dances and other cultural activities, said Joseph Roe, a leader of the group.

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  • Now the songline sings her song, from lungs once blocked with dark material, the roving eyes searching the small corner of her world, watching for her fellow travelers.

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  • A thin red line connects us, one to the other, the songline my friend the Slayer speaks of at length.

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  • Have rural information systems - the Incan quipu, the Australian songline - had the same status as urban ones?

    Information, Culture, Policy, Education: History of information

  • Scotland the other week, I made my own version of a songline.

    The Guardian World News

  • OK, my songline didn't have much to do with ancient creation myths: you might more conventionally call it a pile of CDs.

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  • A songline, according to Aboriginal cultures, is a musical route across the land.

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