Australian culture and customs

South Australian Aboriginal Tribes

South Australian Aboriginal Tribes


This guide to sources relating to the Aboriginal history of South Australia was last updated by Library staff in 2016. It comprises selected material held by the State Library or available online. To find further material relevant to this topic, try searching with this subject heading in the State Library…
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Values of Australia

Values of Australia


At PwC our aspiration is to build an inclusive culture which embraces differences – where we live our values every day, can be ourselves and feel empowered to realise and discover our potential. We know that when people from different backgrounds and different points of view work together, we can create…


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Different cultures in Australia

Different cultures in Australia


Do you ever wonder what makes you think the way you do or where your ideas come from? Many things influence who we are in life and what is important to us. We become who we are and learn how to think as we observe, experience and find out about life. People, places and families can be a big part of this…


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Australian culture facts for Kids

Australian culture facts for Kids


Australia is one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse nations in the world resulting from a diverse Indigenous heritage, a British colonial past and extensive immigration from many different countries and cultures. Immigration has been a major contributor to Australia s population of around…


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Information about Australia country

Information about Australia country


Check the vaccines and medicines list and visit your doctor (ideally, 4-6 weeks) before your trip to get vaccines or medicines you may need. All travelers You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel. Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include…


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Australian Aboriginals

Australian Aboriginals


In topic 5 we discussed language loss, maintenance and revival. I found this seminar by Leanne Hinton that was given at ANU about reclaiming indigenous languages in not just Australia, but also in America and New Zealand. Leanne works in California with Indigenous Americans and their languages and I found her talk very interesting. This is an hour long, but if you have the…


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Festivals, Celebrations

Festivals, Celebrations


In the Indian culture, there was a time when there used to be a festival every day of the year – 365 festivals in a year – because a festival is a tool to bring life to a state of exuberance and enthusiasm. That was the significance and importance of festivals. The whole culture was in a state of celebration. If today was ploughing day, it was a kind of celebration. Tomorrow…


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Australian Aboriginal culture history

Australian Aboriginal culture history


Before white settlement, most of the continent was occupied. Although their cultural and language patterns differed, the 600 or more scattered tribes existed in comparative harmony. They each occupied and hunted a recognised tract of land where sacred sites were protected, and boundaries, designed in the Dreamtime, were crossed only by invitation. Tribal elders, because of…


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Aboriginal religious experience

Aboriginal religious experience


Aboriginal spirituality is defined as at the core of Aboriginal being, their very identity. It gives meaning to all aspects of life including relationships with one another and the environment. All objects are living and share the same soul and spirit as Aboriginals. There is a kinship with the environment. Aboriginal spirituality can be expressed visually, musically and ceremonially…


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Australian Wedding

Australian Wedding


Our gorgeous couple, Maria and Chris wanted their intimate celebration to be warm and welcoming whilst maintaining an air of elegance. A rich colour palette of burgundy, emerald and gold certainly ensured we delivered on their brief. The stunning Deck at Circa was the perfect backdrop for their big day with the ceremony taking place underneath the most heavenly floral chandelier…


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Christmas in Australian songs

Christmas in Australian songs


This song is a favourite of most Aussies, young and old alike. Six White Boomers on For those of you who don t know about white boomers, they are special kangaroos that Santa uses in Australia instead of a traditional reindeer team. Our boomers are stronger than reindeer so Santa only needs six of them to pull his sleigh. It s quite sight to see! Wondering what the six boomers…


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Countries of Australia

Countries of Australia


The smallest in the world continent of Australia and Oceania is surrounded by the Indian, Southern and Pacific Oceans. It consists of the Australian mainland, such big islands as New Zealand, Tasmania, New Guinea (only it s eastern half), and the many thousands of petty tropical islands of the Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia regions, scattered throughout the South Pacific…


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Aboriginal traditions and culture

Aboriginal traditions and culture


Aboriginal groups across what is now Canada each have their own distinct cultures, customs, and languages. Given our location, we have predominantly focused on cultures of the Pacific Northwest coast. This category is by no means a comprehensive look at cultures, but instead serves as a starting point for the reader who might be looking for specific topics relating to cultural…


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Australian beliefs and traditions

Australian beliefs and traditions


Western health professionals often experience difficulties in service delivery to Aboriginal people because of the disparity between Aboriginal and Western health belief systems. This article reviews the literature which considers ‘traditional’ Aboriginal health beliefs and medical systems. The traditional Aboriginal model of illness causation emphasises social and spiritual…


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Australian population by Ethnicity

Australian population by Ethnicity


There are a number of different ways of measuring the population of an area, all of which give an insight into the size of the place and its rate of growth over different time periods. The Census counts people where they are on the night of the Census (enumerated population) and also by where they usually live (usual residence). Both these populations are useful and form the…


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Aborigines of Australia

Aborigines of Australia


Warning. Australian Stories may contain the names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased. Australian Stories also contain links to sites that may use images of Aboriginal and Islander people now deceased. With mounting evidence and stories circulating about their seemingly miraculous ability to find people, Aboriginal trackers abilities became…


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Australian Customs and traditions

Australian Customs and traditions


Even though fully two thirds of the population lives in the capital cities of the states and territories, the romantic image of the Aussie jackaroo (that s cowboy, to you) persists. That s probably because, despite the isolation of the outback, it still takes up a staggering 99 percent of the nation [source: DFAT]. This sprawl, and the gigantic cattle and sheep ranches (called…


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Indigenous customs

Indigenous customs


7.22 In this section, the ALRC focuses on the privacy of Indigenous groups. During the course of this Inquiry, a number of stakeholders expressed concerns about the privacy of Indigenous groups, rather than other identified racial, ethnic or cultural groups. Consequently, the ALRC has focused on the privacy of Indigenous groups. This in no way suggests that the OPC should refrain…


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List of Australian celebrations

List of Australian celebrations


To celebrate the amazing achievement of the CBCA’s 70th Book of the Year Awards, The CBCA Lifetime Achievement Award was presented at the Book of the Year Winners Presentation in Sydney on 19 August. This special award recognises a long-standing contribution by an Australian citizen to Australian children’s books and a lifetime commitment to Australian readers. RECIPIENT OF…


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Facts about Australian Aborigines

Facts about Australian Aborigines


For many thousands of years, the night sky has intrigued people from all over the world. Different societies around the world created their own interpretations, stories and meanings for the things they observed in the night sky. Australian Aboriginal culture has its own astronomy with its own stories and traditions which has survived for over 60, years, making it the oldest…


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