The Aborigines are the indigenous people of Australia. Their history is the longest documented history of any people on the planet. Thought to have inhabited Australia as far back as 60,000 years ago, the Aborigines are truly unique.
Tracing the lineage of the Aboriginal Tribes, historians and anthropologists have traced their lineage back to south-east Asia between 40,000 and 60,000 years ago. At that time, it is thought that Australia was easily accessible from this area of the world.
Due to its separation from the Asian continent, Australia was not subjected to the same (more…)
Considered the indigenous peoples of Australia, the Aborigines have populated the mainland area of Australia and the offshore island of Tasmania. The origin of the Aborigines has been a topic of debate for decades. Recent DNA studies have shown evidence that the originals came from a split between European and Asian ancestry several thousand years ago. Aborigines are believed to have maintained their population in longer than any other ethnic group in world history.
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You might have heard about the Aboriginal Australians but unless you take the time to truly understand their culture and the impact the settlers had on their society, you really don’t know what it means to be an Aboriginal Australian. That is why we wrote this quick little article in hopes of educating anyone interested on the rich and turbulent history of a proud people. So finish up what you’re currently doing, turn off the TV, save whatever you were researching regarding debt settlement service or the like and get ready to go down under.
The Aborigines were the first people in Australia, the indigenous people. Unfortunately, much like the Native Americans of the United States, they too were powerless to defend themselves against the modern world as it came encroaching upon their lives. Though initially created as a prison colony, Australia soon thrived and flourished, and the plight that faced the Aborigines was one of savage prejudice and nothing short of attempted genocide. The Aborigines were enslaved, many killed and many of their children were taken to re-education centers where Christianity was forced upon them.
Nowadays, there are still Aborigines in Australia but their presence is nearly invisible. Though recognized, they are still not given the respect they deserve or the necessary reparations for their ancestors’ plight. However, if you look close enough, you can still see signs of the Aborigine culture alive and well.
The Aborigines are the original native inhabitants of Australia. Their very strong belief system is based on the concept of “Dreamtime.” In Aboriginal beliefs dreaming is the story of creation. In this belief “the ancestors” are mythic beings that most commonly appear as serpents. Some of the primary ancestors inclue the Rainbow Serpent whic is a major ancestral being as well well Baiame the Creator and Sky God and Bunjil the eagle also a Creator God. While each Aboriginal group will have varying belief structures in (more…)
With an overabundance of modern technologies, it is difficult to imagine a world in which cell phones, computers and other modern advances simply do not exist. Many of us, like it or not, could never survive without the basic technological advances in which we have relied upon for years. Because of this, we have become ever the pessimists in believing why groups of individuals, such as the Aborigines and indigenous peoples of the jungle, remain so secluded from the world, its people and its superior cache of technologies.
As a people, the Aborigines have survived, for decades, free from (more…)
Australian culture is still going strong today. The Aborigines practice many customs now as they did in the past and will do in the future. There are hundreds of tribes in Australia and they all offer special and diverse beliefs. Ceremonies are held to celebrate important events such as a Bora, where young boys become men. They also have smoking ceremonies or cleaning rituals on special occasions.
The Aborigines believe in showing respect and spirituality towards the land and also what they call Dreamtime. The Rainbow Serpent is an important ancestral being for the Aborigines. Baiame is (more…)
Australia is a vast country with a rich history in art, spirituality, industry and war. The country has a fascinating culture, such as the Aborigines, which you will learn about in this article. Once your finished reading, you will have a bigger perspective on the culture of Australia.
Aborigine art is older than any other form of art in the world. The Aborigines are known for their cave drawings, which depict strange beings and craft floating in the sky. Some experts claim that these depictions are ancient extraterrestials, but this a subject that is (more…)