The Breaking Down of Aboriginal Society-1

Aborigines And White Settlers When the first European settlers arrived in 1788 the Aborigines were the sole occupants of Australia. A hundred years later Aborigines no longer held much of the continent, and many Aboriginal groups were struggling for survival. Almost everywhere white settlement had proved overpowering. There had been no peaceful adjustment between whites […]

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The Breaking Down of Aboriginal Society-2

Aborigines And White Settlers  The Breaking Down of Aboriginal Society continued   Differences and Racial Clashes Aborigines in early Sydney and other districts could see little point in many European practices. They did not need to cultivate the soil or keep domesticated animals, since the natural environment provided for their wants. Similarly they saw little […]

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The Breaking Down of Aboriginal Society-3

Aborigines And White Settlers The Breaking Down of Aboriginal Society continued   The Impact of Settlement Such actions hastened the decline of Aboriginal groups during the nineteenth century, though the decline went on even where there was friendship and trust on both sides. The decline came despite the setting up of government ration-stations to distribute […]

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Indigenous Australian Artists

Indigenous Australian Artists Gwoya Jungarai (Anmatyerre, c.1895 – 28 March 1965), known as One Pound Jimmy, was an Australian aboriginal man of the Wailbri people of central Australia. He was the first named aboriginal person to appear on an Australian stamp, in 1950, and today appears on the Australian 2 dollar coin. It’s said he […]

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Aboriginal Culture

Aboriginal Culture Trade: There were many ancient trade routes along rivers and pathways throughout Australia and Aborigine people travelled and traded along these tracks for thousands of years… In this way new dances, songs and stories travelled along the Dreaming trail. Some stories or song lines are shared between tribes and continue on to connect […]

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The Protection Policies

By 1901 Aborigines had lost control over their land in all except the remote parts of the continent. They were not given the chance to determine their own future. their culture was not respected. Aboriginal languages were dying out with the people. Few whites took, the trouble to learn anything about Aboriginal life; many whites […]

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