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5809AUSTRALIA'S ART OF THE DREAMTIME: QUINKIN COUNTRYAUSTRALIA'S ART OF THE DREAMTIME: QUINKIN COUNTRY1988color60 minvhs The Aboriginal concept of Genesis, the time of creation or Dreamtime, explains how all life forms came into existence. Supernatural beings came down from the sky and changed themselves, because the world was dull and they wanted to have adventures, into all life forms. As a result everything has a common origin. The Aboriginal mythology has been kept alive by the paintings on the rock walls of Cape York. Presents an overview of the pre-history of Australia together with the climatology and the development of the Aborigines. Percy Trezise, discoverer of many of the early rock paintings, explains the paintings and their place in the mythology of this ancient people.