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Australian Aboriginal Facts

Australian Aboriginal Facts


The Health FAQs provide brief answers to questions about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, with information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, health problems and common risk factors. The answers are updated regularly as new information becomes available, and will expand…
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Australian dating Customs

Australian dating Customs


Could I take you out to dinner this weekend? is rarely heard in many places in Australia, because people Down Under still see the modern concept of dating as a new American custom that strikes them as odd. Australians go about finding that special someone in their own way, and attribute their style…
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Native Peoples of Australia

Native Peoples of Australia


The Aboriginal Language Map attempts to represent all of the language or tribal or nation groups of Indigenous people of Australia. It indicates general locations of larger groupings of people which may include smaller groups such as clans, dialects or individual languages in a group. David R Horton is the creator of the Indigenous Language Map. This map is based on language…


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Australian family life

Australian family life


Families have long been viewed as the core social unit that maintains people s welfare. Over recent decades there have been extensive changes in the way that families are structured and function. Research and policy interest has shifted from maintaining the so-called ideal or traditional family form (a married couple and their children) to improving the quality of relationships…


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Traditional clothing of Australia

Traditional clothing of Australia


“AMERICANS are prepared to fight for the right to bear arms. Australians feel more strongly about the right to bare feet. We re prepared to compromise that right only when we need to save our soles from hot sand or rough terrain. Then we wear thongs. Casualness is central to our sense of national identity and the thong is a symbol of that. Let the English be pompous and the…


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What is an Aboriginal?

What is an Aboriginal?


There is a wide range of purification ceremonies associated with Canadian Aboriginal peoples, but perhaps the most well-known is the sweat lodge. Sweat lodges have been a tradition for First Nations throughout North America since time immemorial, and they still serve many functions for indigenous people today. The sweat lodge ceremony cleans and heals the body. It heals the…


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Things about Australia

Things about Australia


What You Don’t Know About the Land Down Under What do you think of when Australia is mentioned? Crocodile Dundee, Steve Erwin, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, kangaroos, crocodiles, the Outback, the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Opera House, Aborigines, wine, or vegemite? Australia is much more than this. So much more to offer! Here are some interesting facts about Australia: Melbourne…


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Christmas in Australia decorations

Christmas in Australia decorations


A Hobart alderman is vowing to put the ho ho ho back into Hobart after deriding the Christmas decorations as possibly the worst in the country. Deputy Lord Mayor Ron Christie says that with less than a week to go until the big day, it does not look much like Christmas in the southern capital. Alderman Christie is proposing a festive face-lift for next year and will take a…


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Australian Sacred Sites

Australian Sacred Sites


Kata Tjuta (also known as The Olgas) are one of Australia’s most famous icons and a sacred site to local aboriginal people. It sits in the central Australian desert and attracts thousands of tourists each year


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Indigenous peoples of Australia

Indigenous peoples of Australia


Move your cursor over any area of the map to reveal the magnifying glass circle. Scroll your mouse wheel to zoom in or out within the magnifying circle. On touch screens, tap once on the screen to show the magnifying circle. Then, keep your finger on the screen and move the circle around to show the zoomed in map. David R Horton (creator), © Aboriginal Studies Press, AIATSIS…


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