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WR Thomas, A South Australian Corroboree, 1864, Art Gallery of South Australia
A ballet performance based on the corroboree

A corroboree is a ceremonial meeting of Aboriginal Australians. The word was made by the European settlers of Australia. It was an imitation of the Eora word caribberie. At a corroboree, Aborigines interact with the Dreamtime through dance, music and costume. Many ceremonies act out events from the Dreamtime. Many of the ceremonies are sacred. People from outside a community cannot participate or watch.[1]