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Australian Aboriginal Culture and History

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Australian Aborigines existed in almost total isolation for at least 60,000 years. They had no written history so only fragments of Dreamtime stories, cave paintings and etchings ramain to record their remarkable past. Only in the last few decades has a systemic investigation revealed the rich and complex culture that they possessed


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Australian Aborigines existed in almost total isolation for at least 60,000 years. They had no written history so only fragments of Dreamtime stories, cave paintings and etchings ramain to record their remarkable past.

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layne peebles's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:59 PM

australia was seperated into diffwerent clands areas but they did not have visual bounders. the land of the groups around the coast where a lot smaller then the areas in land as there is less reasorses in land then there is near the coast.

Patrick L.'s curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:02 PM

This tells us all about Aboriginal culture and their tribes.

sam osullivan's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:04 PM

This is linked to contact history as it talks about the Aborigines and how they livwed here isolated for 60,000 years.

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Women in colonial times - australia.gov.au

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The female colonists in Australia were of three groups. The first and by far the largest group were convicts. The new colony gave some convict women the chance to develop their skills and improve their situation.


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This article explains how women in the colonisation of Australia were in a way inprisoned in their own country, but were also given opporunties to improve their situation.

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megan hooper's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:50 PM

From the first day of the English colony in New South Wales in 1788, European men, women and children were all represented although the ratio of male to female colonists was seven to one. From 1793 onwards, women arrived as free settlers. A government bounty encouraged the migration of young married couples and single women.

angie gil's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:51 PM

Everything about the women in the time of colonisation in Australia.

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Australian uranium discovery threatens ancient indigenous cave art - The Guardian

Australian uranium discovery threatens ancient indigenous cave art - The Guardian | Australian Contact History | Scoop.it
Australian uranium discovery threatens ancient indigenous cave art The Guardian One of the world's biggest uranium producers has found a significant deposit in a remote tropical Australian mountain range near sandstone galleries holding some of the...

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Some of the oldest sacred rock art,  found in the Wellington Ranges, are at risk of being destroyed as a Canadian-based mining company plan to strike a Uranium deposit in the Ranges.

"The importance of this art site is that it's like a library," Ronald Lamilami, a traditional Aboriginal landowner in western Arnhem Land.

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Lachlan Wilks's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:01 PM

They should leave the cave art alone! Why does this need to be ruined all because of Uranium?!?!

leo hamilton's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:03 PM

They should leave the cave art alone! Why does this need to be ruined all because of Uranium?!?!

lucas hodge's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:06 PM

This scoop tells informs us about the threats to the very old and sacred cave art works that the original custodians of the land created.

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Compassion the key

Compassion the key | Australian Contact History | Scoop.it
Elections are not won or lost on the issue of compassion, but perhaps they should be.

 

Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer was born in 1788, the year the First Fleet with its human cargo put down anchor. When he grew up, Schopenhauer wrote that compassion was the basis of morality. Of many and varied things he also said: ''If an action has as its motive an egoistic aim, it cannot have any moral worth.''

Have we, as a nation, grown up? Have our motives and therefore actions in relation to the treatment of asylum seekers been without ego? We are, of course, not one but many; however, the question goes to that intangible, elusive essence: the national psyche.
 

Warwick McFadyen


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This article explains that Australia's multiculturalism wasnt always as wide as it is now. Societies actions from the First Fleet resulted in the original founders of Australia driven away from their own country, because of the ethics of society.

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Cherylynn's comment, September 9, 2013 7:33 AM
No the Nation has not grown up. We are still in let's play war games mode. It can not be the answer to everything. I understand they want the money for being mercenary but come on. Egypt survived for longer without making the people suffer. Give peace a chance.
Taine Barker's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:56 PM

This is some really goosd information, I would suggest to read over a few times, it explains alot.

gemima pearson's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:00 PM

The philospher Arthur Schopenhauer was born in 1788 the year the firts fleet arrived in australia. He wrote about elections and country lines

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European discovery and the colonisation of Australia | australia.gov.au

European discovery and the colonisation of Australia | australia.gov.au | Australian Contact History | Scoop.it

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The history on how Australia became to be the place it is now.

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Taine Barker's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:57 PM

Click on the link australia.gov.au

sam osullivan's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:59 PM

this is linked to contact history as the first records of European mariners sailing into 'Australian' waters occurs around 1606, and includes their observations of the land known as Terra Australias incognita (unknown southern land).

daisy fomm-kelso's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:07 PM

outline of the first fleet.

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Dust Echoes: Ancient Stories, New Voices

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Ancient Stories, New Voices. Dust Echoes is a series of twelve animated dreamtime stories from Central Arnhem Land in Northern Australia

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Dreamtime stories that Indigenous Australians belive to reflect the creation of the world.

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Lauren Fysh's curator insight, April 17, 2013 9:39 PM

 

A powerful and engaging resource for students and teachers, Dust settles, ancient stories, new voices provides a valuable insight into Aboriginal Dreaming and the creation of Australia. This resource provides some useful dreamtime stories for students of early stage one, but is most notable for its Dust Echoes Study Guides for teachers.

 The stories told not only represent how Australia’s physical landscape was formed, but engage followers in morals, traditions and Aboriginal ways of life on the land.  The study guides are useful to use in a classroom for any Aboriginal dreaming story that is appropriate for ES1 to discuss how the story helps us understand Aboriginal life and society through traditional themes such as food, work, family, rules, education and relationships with others. Along with teaching ideas, the document provides an array of information about Aboriginal life and culture which aims to inform teachers before they begin work with their class

 

Teaching idea:

One teaching idea is to choose a specific dreaming story from the site, write 6 simple sentences about the main points of the story, cut them out and stick them on the board with blue tac.  Students watch the clip, then the teacher reads these sentences outloud asking individual students to come up and put them in order.  The teacher reads them out as the class decides what order they go in, encouraging students to talk about what happened in the story.  If time permits, students can draw a picture to go with the story afterwards.

 

Assessment:

Assess students as they volunteer information about critical events from the story and look at which students were able to sequence these correctly.

 

Literacy and numeracy link:

This supports talking and listening outcomes from the English syllabus as well as measurement outcome MES1.5- sequences events and uses everyday language to describe the duration of activities.

 

 

Geoffrey King's curator insight, April 12, 2014 1:10 AM

A series of stories that reflect the aboriginal perspective on landscape and human history

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The Dreaming, Australia before 1788, Aboriginal colonisation and contact, History Year 8, NSW | Online Education Home Schooling Skwirk Australia

The Dreaming, Australia before 1788, Aboriginal colonisation and contact, History Year 8, NSW | Online Education Home Schooling Skwirk Australia | Australian Contact History | Scoop.it
The Dreaming, Australia before 1788, Aboriginal colonisation and contact, History, Year 8, NSW Australian human history did not just start when the first white settlers arrived in 1788.

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Aboriginal dreamtime stories and history!

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angie gil's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:03 PM

this tells us about the aboriginal colony being the first people on australia and all about their culture.

James Miles's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:04 PM

The history of Australia started before the first white settlers.

Erin Behn's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:06 PM

Australia before British colonisation and invasion.

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Lost indigenous language revived in Australia

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The BBC's Phil Mercer reports on how an indigenous language, once thought of as dead in Australia, is now coming back to life.

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The power of the First Fleet, or the  'Colonisation' of Australia caused many indigenous launguages and cultures to be lost. This article explains how the lost 'Kaurna' language is being revived.

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gemima pearson's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:54 PM

The aborignal lanuage started to die out around the 1860s. It seems to be coming back to life now

Cassidy Graham's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:05 PM

the aboriginal language began to die out at around the 1860's. This language is now coming back to life.

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DNA confirms Aboriginal culture one of Earth's oldest

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The first Aboriginal genome sequence confirms Australia's native people left Africa 75,000 years ago.

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ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIANS ARE descendents of the first people to leave Africa up to 75,000 years ago, a genetic study has found, confirming they may have the oldest continuous culture on the planet.

This article displays why Aboriginals have a connection with the land, as they have been on the earth for so long.

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Lachlan Wilks's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:57 PM

I never knew that Australia had one one of the Earth's oldest cultures. Very, very interesting as they left Africa over 75,000 years ago!

Taine Barker's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:59 PM

This is our first blood that we know of, that6 brought aboriginal culture alive.

cy.osaki's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:02 PM

it tells how aboriginals culture is one of the oldest