Cultural Diversity & Common Identity
Traditional aboriginal societies were diverse.
In regions where animal life was rich, high protein meat diets were the order of the day. Elsewhere, vegetable, seed and insect products were prominent in the diet.
In desert areas, hunters ranged over huge distances, while among coastal and river aborigines, where fishing was also important, communities were larger and more sedentary.
There was also enormous diversity in social organisation and artistic expression; more than two hundred languages were spoken throughout Australia.
And while regional alliances were sometimes forged to deal with a common problem or enemy, it wasn't until the twentieth century, that a 'national' aboriginal identity emerged.
Aboriginal Advancement League, activism, Townsville
Black Community School
Black Community School, cultural preservation, Mabo, Bonita, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Townsville, Townsville
The Torres Strait Islands Flag
dari, flag, Torres Strait
Diversity & Unity
cultural preservation, culture, custom, fishing, hunting, land use, language, language, Tasmania, Western Australia, Western Desert
anthropology, cultural preservation, culture, custom, land boundaries, tribes
The Archaeology of Diversity
archaeology, cultural preservation, culture, custom, fishing, hunting
bicentennial, cultural preservation, culture, custom, Namok, Bernard, national identity, spirit, Thomas, Harold, Torres Strait Islanders
bicentennial, colonisation, land rights, resistance
Arrente Women Dancing
Image and Text
Apr, 1, 1901
aborigines, anthropology, Arrente, Baldwin Spencer, Walter, Central Australia, cultural preservation, culture, custom, Northern Territory
A Group of Janjula
Image and Text
aborigines, anthropology, Baldwin Spencer, Walter, cultural preservation, culture, custom, Macarthur River, Northern Territory
A Sacred Landscape
aboriginal property ownership, anthropology, Australia, clans, dispossession, kinship, land ownership, religion, sacred
General Principles Of Native Title
aboriginal law, Common Law, native title, Native Title Act (1993)
Black Community School, education, language, Mabo, Edward Koiki, Meriam culture, Meriam Mer, Miles, Robert 'Bob'
activism, land rights, land rights, resistance, strike, unionism
Seafarers & Food Growers
fishing, gardening, sea rights, seafarers
The Eight Clans
clans, Mer, Meriam culture, Murray Island
Barunga Statement, flag