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Title: The Aboriginal People


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The Aboriginal People
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  • Australia was not discovered until the 1600s.
  • Captain James Cooke of England sailed along the
    east coast of Australia in 1770 and renamed it
    New South Wales.
  • Many ships began to arrive, full of convicts who
    were sent there to serve their sentences.

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  • But they were not alone
  • There was already a race of people who had been
    living in peace and harmony until that time.
  • This race of people were
  • called Aborigines.

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  • Aborigine comes from the latin word meaning from
    the beginning.
  • The Aboriginal people have been living in
    Australia for over 40,000 years.
  • Aborigines are thought to be one of the oldest,
    if not the oldest race of people in the world.

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  • Aboriginal people were hunters and gatherers.
  • Yams were a very important food.

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  • They used their spears and boomerangs to wound
    and kill animals.

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  • They all belonged to tribes and there were almost
    500 different tribes, each with their own
    language when white people came to Australia.
  • There were no kings, only elders and religious
    leaders.
  • They did not fight over land this would prove
    to be their downfall

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Dreamtime
  • Aboriginal people were very religious.
  • They believed the world began a long time ago in
    a time called the dreamtime.
  • This was when their ancestors created people and
    taught them how to live.
  • Some of these ancestors were animals, some were
    plants and some were people.

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The Rainbow Serpent
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The Battle of Kuniya and Liru
  • http//www.upfromaustralia.com/batoflirandk.html

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Aboriginal Music
  • Would you like to hear some didgeridoo sounds?
  • http//www.didgeridoostore.com/didgeridoo_soundsrh
    ythms.html

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Aboriginal Art
  • Aboriginal People are famous for their unique
    designs. Here are some examples

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