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Going on Walkabout

Written By; Gary Wonning

A Walkabout refers to a rite of passage during which male Australian Aborigines would undergo a journey during adolescence and live in the outback for a period as long as six months.

In this practice, they would trace the paths, or song paths, that their ancestors took, and imitate, in a fashion, their heroic deeds.

.photo of ayres rock, "uluru" in central Australia

The life of the Australian Aborigine

Merriam-Webster, however, identifies the noun as a 1908 coinage referring to “a short period of wandering bush life engaged in by an Australian Aborigine as an occasional interruption of regular work”, with the only mention of “spiritual journey” coming in a usage example from a latter-day travel writer.

To white employers, this urge to depart without notice(and reappear just as suddenly) was seen as something inherent in the Aboriginal nature, but the reasons may be more mundane: workers who wanted or needed to attend a ceremony or visit relatives did not accept employers’ control over such matters (especially since permission was generally hard to get).

They must have had an extreme desire for freedom, going on walkabout surpassed everything else in importance.

In the modern day, many people are going on their own walkabout, discovering why they exist and in the process, finding their true relationship to their God and its creation.


The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,

Your comments are welcome

photo of the sphinx against an Egyptian sunset

A journey of spiritual discovery

Is African Rock Art the Earliest Form of Rock Art?

Photography Prints

The  Australian aborigine  legends state the Negroid race  came from Asia many thousands of years ago and they migrated to Africa about 100,000 year ago. They believe the Aborigines also migrated from Asia about forty thousand years ago, and have live in Australia since then.

  I found this interesting article  about the African Rock Art   I thought I would pass on. It was published by the British Museum.

 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website,

Your comments appreciated


A photo essay featuring the native Australian Aborigines along with the contributions their way of life could be to the modern day world.

Available in both hard copy and kindle.