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Beyond the past, present, and future in Australian culture.

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 thought to be the Creator. They have other important spiritual ancestors as well.

One interesting fact about the Aborigines and music is that they may have made one of the first wind instruments ever. It is called the didgeridoo and is claimed to be one of the oldest if not the oldest wind instruments around in history. This instrument is the National instrument of Australian Aborigines. Clapping sticks are another popular Aborigines instrument choice.

Aborigines offer unique customs and cultures that should be looked upon with respect. These people have an interesting view of the past, present, and future. It is all connected.

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