Recently, ATSIMA was contacted about resources for this interesting topic. We had a request for a diagram and any other resources relating to the Australian Curriculum content elaboration: investigating the use of rotation and symmetry in the diagrammatic representations of kinship relationships of Central and Western Desert people.
Thanks to those of you who sent us information which has been collated below:
- Kukatja Pattern of Life from Tjarany Roughtail from the Respect, Relationships, Reconciliation website
- Kinship learning module from the University of Sydney
- Central Land Council website
- Warumungu Skindicator from David Nash at ANU.
We're interested to know your thoughts or experiences and any resources you are aware of that makes connections between kinship and mathematics. Please contribute to this blog and take the conversation further!
From the Aranda ‘marriage rules’. Source: Strehlow 1913.
"This system, called by Aboriginal people in central Australia ‘skin’, has been chartered by the Institute of Aboriginal Development."