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Aboriginal Values

Aboriginal Values


Prior to European colonisation, there were between 350 and 750 distinct Aboriginal social groups in Australia. Each social group had distinct customs, traditions and values. Nevertheless, living as hunter gatherers resulted in all the groups sharing common values in regards to their social organisation and their relationship to the environment. In regards to social organisation…


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Diversity of Aboriginal culture

Diversity of Aboriginal culture


By Eleanor Bourke and Colin Bourke When we are together we are happy. Geraldine Briggs in The Wailing (Rintoul 1993) All aspects of Aboriginal society have been directly affected by British colonisation. Land use, law, spiritual beliefs and ways of life have been traumatised. Aboriginal society has felt the full force of the invasion and it is arguable that traditional Aboriginal…


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Cultural Diversity statistics

Cultural Diversity statistics


March celebrates Women’s History Month in the United States. March 8, 2016 is International Women’s Day. As we celebrate women’s lives and work, how are they doing in gaining access to the positions of power and decision-making? What criteria might we use to judge? Here’s some statistics to sharpen your thinking! United States businesses making little progress in advancing…


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Different Indigenous groups

Different Indigenous groups


Manila, Luzon Themes Regions More Information The indigenous people of Mindanao There are more than 40 different ethnic groups in the Philippines. Each group has a distinct culture and language. Several of these ethnic groups can be distinguished as tribal groups . They are indigenous groups who still live in a rather traditional way. Each group lives in a specific region…


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Multicultural events in Australia

Multicultural events in Australia


Date Event Index Notes 1-Jan-16 New Year s Day Festival The United Nations has designated 2016 as the International Year of Pulses. Pulses are economically accessible and contribute to food security at all levels, they have important health benefits, promote biodiversity, foster sustainable agriculture and contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation. Liberation Day…


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About Australian people

About Australian people


Australia is one of the most ethnically diverse societies in the world today. Almost one in four Australian residents were born outside of Australia and many more are first or second generation Australians, the children and grandchildren of recently arrived migrants and refugees. This wide variety of backgrounds, together with the culture of Indigenous Australians who have…


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Who are the Indigenous peoples of Australia?

Who are the Indigenous peoples of Australia?


Based on information from the 2011 Census, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) estimates that there were 713, 600 Indigenous people living in Australia in 2014 . NSW had the largest number of Indigenous people, and the NT had the highest percentage of Indigenous people. Indigenous people made up 3% of the total Australian population. For more details on the Indigenous…


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Australian themed Christmas tree decorations

Australian themed Christmas tree decorations


It s never too early to think about Christmas! Especially if you re planning to deck the halls with unique Australian made decorations and accessories like us! This week we take a brief look at the origin and history behind some of the most popular decorations and share some inspiration to help create an Aussie themed Christmas this year The Tree: The evergreen fir tree was…


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Australia country Information

Australia country Information


Located south of the equator, Australia, the Island Continent, is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the west and Pacific Ocean in the east. It occupies cool temperate to tropical climates from 10° south to 43° south latitude and from 112° east to 153° east longitude, to the south of the countries of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, and west of . Global location map (right) by From…


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Australia populations

Australia populations


Workers near Flinders Street railway station, Melbourne. Australia’s population will be level with Shanghai’s on Tuesday. Photograph: Alamy The Australian population is expected to tick over to 24 million at 12.51am on Tuesday, with more than half of that growth driven by new migrants. The milestone will see Australia draw level with the population of Shanghai, which houses…


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