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This movie introduces us to the customs and culture of the Australian Aboriginals giving a fascinating insight into the rituals and legends of the Nyari people This movie set in 1824 shows us the lives of the Nyari people who are completely undisturbed until they discover two convicts washed up on the beach of their tribal lands After this the Nyari people meet other white settlers searching for grazing land The abuse of the Nyaris sacred tribal ways follows this Even though the Aboriginals showed empathy to the white man the white men exploited and dominated them They forced them off their land and eventually led to the annihilation of the tribe Based on the video Women of the Sun and my own personal research on aboriginal culture the following issues of Socialisation Values and beliefs Social identity Ceremonies Laws and sanctions Are of great significance in aboriginal society and I will elaborate on these points below Socialisation- To start off with let us go over the term socialisation to understand the meaning of this word Socialisation is a term referring to the way people learn to become members of a society by accepting the social norms and mores that the society accepts and doesnt accept This can also mean understanding laws and sanctions that may be imposed if you do something that is out of the norm or socially rejected In this case the most prevalent agents of socialisation and their respective examples are - Family- Close knit community life elders nurturing children with love and devotion An example of a micro world Peers- People your own age whom share the experience of growing up Eg Young Alinta fishing with her friend Micro world Location- Secluded Northern Australia previously untouched by colonialism This
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