Australian Aboriginal Culture

Indigenous Cultures

Indigenous Cultures


The Subarctic culture area, mostly composed of swampy, piney forests (taiga) and waterlogged tundra, stretched across much of inland Alaska and Canada. Scholars have divided the region’s people into two language groups: the Athabaskan speakers at its western end, among them the Tsattine (Beaver), Gwich’in…
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Understanding Aboriginal culture

Understanding Aboriginal culture


“My goal for the Aboriginal community is that someday we can be seen simply as humans, with the same feelings and fears. That’s what we’re working towards here.” — Dr. Ernie Grant, Jirrbal Rainforest People elder and Aboriginal scholar. Elita, one of the Jirrbal youth involved in Café Chloe. The Aboriginal map of Australia laid out before us on the table at Café Chloe was not…


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Indigenous tribes of Australia

Indigenous tribes of Australia


Indonesian trepang fishermen visit northern Australia. 1606 Dutchman Willem Jansz and his ship Duyfken explore the western coast of Cape York Peninsula and were the first Europeans to have contact with Australian Aboriginal people. There were clashes between the two groups. The Spaniard Luis Vaez De Torres sailed through Torres Strait. 1623 Dutchman Jan Carstenz described several…


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Indigenous Australians

Indigenous Australians


Private browsing appears to be enabled. This application runs faster with private browsing mode turned off. The Department of Employment is committed and will contribute to the Government’s priority of getting more Indigenous Australians into work to close the gap on Indigenous disadvantage. Are you an Indigenous Australian looking for work? Need help finding Indigenous Identified…


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Aboriginal Cultural practices

Aboriginal Cultural practices


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents understand what works to keep their children safe and to raise them to be active contributors to family and community life. The effects of intergenerational trauma, cultural disconnection and family disruption among many Aboriginal communities, however, are increasingly being recognised by the broader Australian community. The…


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Early Aboriginal culture

Early Aboriginal culture


It was once a widely-held belief in Australia that before contact, Aboriginal culture stood still. But forming the kinds of agricultural societies typical of English settlers just wasn t the right strategy to endure Australia s harsh conditions. Even with imported English technology, agriculture was a precarious business in Australia. Diversification was the key to surviving…


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Aboriginal Cultural values

Aboriginal Cultural values


Leroy Little Bear: Any individual within a culture is ging to have his or her own personal interpretation of the collective cultural code; however, the individual s world view has its roots in the culture - that is, in the society s shared philosophy, values and customs. If we are to understand how Aboriginal and Eurocentric worldviews clash, we need to understand how the…


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Aboriginal Cultural history

Aboriginal Cultural history


Long before the first European settlers arrived in Victoria, this region was home to Aboriginal people. By taking great care to share knowledge by gathering and telling stories, the Coast Salish people of southern Vancouver Island have ensured that Aboriginal heritage, history and traditions continue to be practiced, remembered and celebrated here. If you have ever been to…


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Aboriginal relationship with the land

Aboriginal relationship with the land


Everything comes from and goes back to the Land. Land is a living thing that must be taken care of physically and spiritually. Land can be happy, land can be sad, land can be sick and land can recover. You don t own the land, you belong to the land! There are eight Arrernte skin names. Mpwarntwe (which includes the land on which the Desert Park is built) is Kngwarraye-Peltharre…


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Australia travel restrictions

Australia travel restrictions


Flights within Australia are not subject to restrictions on how much liquid, aerosols and gels you can carry onboard. However, if you are travelling domestically, but departing from an international terminal (for example, Terminal 1 in Sydney or Terminal 2 in Melbourne—your boarding ticket will confirm if you are departing from an international terminal), you are subject to…


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