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Indigenous Australians facts

Indigenous Australians facts


The first attempt at genocide lasted for more than 100 years. Dr. Gideon Polya, a scientist, artist, writer and pro-peace advocate, wrote that roughly 123 years after the arrival of the British, the Black “Indigenous Aboriginal population dropped from about 1 million to 0.1 million in the first century after invasion in 1788.” By 1911, 90 percent of the population had been…


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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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Australian Sports history

Australian Sports history


Steve Waugh, Mark Taylor and fellow former Australia captain Michael Clarke all played their own role in the deification of the baggy green cap, whose rise to the status of national treasure has seen it become a valuable item in auction houses around the world. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Sir Donald Bradman, Richie Benaud and Ian Chappell didn’t hold on to a single…


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Aboriginal history of Australia

Aboriginal history of Australia


“The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice.” Mark Twain Since the European invasion of Australia in 1788, the Aboriginal people have been oppressed into a world unnatural to their existence for thousands of years. First came the influx of the strangers who carried with them diseases, which decimated the immediate population of the Sydney tribes…


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Australian Population history

Australian Population history


As they often do, a few days before Christmas, the ABS released their June Quarter 2014 update of Australian Demographic Statistics. It shows that in the 2013-14 financial year, Australia’s population grew by 1.6% (365, people) to 23, 490, 700 people. But the interesting stuff is in the details as usual! Here is a chart of Australia’s population vs building approvals for the…


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Customs regulations Australia

Customs regulations Australia


Importing goods can help your business meet its goals and provide goods to customers that may not be available locally. Exporting can open a business to new markets, spread risk by reducing dependence on the local market and increase your competitiveness. Licensing and permits Whilst there is no general licence required for importing, Australian Customs will need to clear your…


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Torres Strait Culture

Torres Strait Culture


Australian Communities: Torres Strait Islander People Australia has two Indigenous Peoples, Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders. Torres Strait Islanders come from the islands of the Torres Strait that separates the Australian mainland at Cape York from Papua New Guinea. The Strait was named after Luis Vaez de Torres, a Spanish adventurer who visited the area…


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Customs Culture definition

Customs Culture definition


Main Difference – Culture vs Custom The two terms culture and custom are interrelated concepts that are unique to different social groups. Culture is a complex whole including beliefs, knowledge, rituals, morals, customs, and other habits and capabilities of people. Custom is a traditional way of behaving or doing something that is specific to a particular place, time or society…


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New Year in Australia

New Year in Australia


Many Australians annually celebrate New Year’s Eve with parties, music and other forms of entertainment on December 31. New Year’s Eve is the day before New Year’s Day in the Gregorian calendar, which is used by many Australians. New Year s Eve events in Australia include masquerade balls or parties.New Year s Eve events in Australia include masquerade balls or What Do People…


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Australia history Summary

Australia history Summary


History of the South East Drainage System - Summary 1. Introduction The South East Region of South Australia is a highly modified landscape. Broad-scale land clearance and an extensive cross-catchment drainage system have converted what was once a wetland dominated landscape into agricultural production on a vast scale. There is a long history of drainage in the South East…


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