This entry is from the Australian Dictionary of Biography Walter Smith , cameleer, prospector and bushman, was born probably on 2 July at Arltunga, Northern Territory, eldest child of eleven children of William Smith, a goldminer of Welsh descent, and his wife Topsy White, of Arabana-European descent. Although he had no formal education, his father taught him the rudiments of writing and to speak fluently in English. From his mother and his grandmother, who lived with the family for many years, he learned to speak the eastern Arrernte and Arabana languages. By the age of 12 Walter had a wiry strength. He had good mining skills, could build fences and yards, sink wells, make green-hide ropes and plait whips. About this time he made his first major trip to the Simpson Desert, using camels, accompanying hundreds of Arrernte to a large clay-pan, where they engaged in traditional hunting and gathering activities, and ceremonies.
Friday 8 July 5: Aboriginal petroglyphs on a rockface Getty Images Like oral cultures around the world, Indigenous Australians use cues from the landscape to recall and pass on important knowledge, cultural values and wisdom. Lynne Malcolm and Olivia Willis discover how these songlines operate as a potent form of cultural memory. Indigenous Australians have the longest continuous cultural history of any group of people on Earth.
dating an aboriginal woman. Indigenous australians are the aboriginal and torres strait islander people of australia, descended from groups that existed in australia and surrounding islands before british time of arrival of the first indigenous australians is a matter of debate among earliest conclusively human remains found in australia are those of mungo man.
Messenger In July, a new date was published that pushed the opening chapters of Australian history back to 65, years ago. It is the latest development in a time revolution that has gripped the nation over the past half century. In the s, it was widely believed that the first Australians had arrived on this continent only a few thousand years earlier.
In the decades since, Indigenous history has been pushed back into the dizzying expanse of deep time. While people have lived in Australia, volcanoes have erupted, dunefields have formed, glaciers have melted and sea levels have risen about metres, transforming Lake Carpentaria into a Gulf and the Bassian Plain into a Strait. Human experiences are reduced to numbers. To political leaders, old dates bestow a veneer of antiquity to a young settler nation.
To scientists, they propel Australian history into a global human story and allow us to see ourselves as a species. To Indigenous Australians, they may be valued as an important point of cultural pride or perceived as utterly irrelevant. Their responses are diverse. As expressions of identity, these are powerful statements. But when others uncritically repeat such notions as historical fact, they risk suggesting that Aboriginal culture has been frozen in time.
First Fleet a good thing: Abbott First Fleet a good thing: More videos Uluru Summit: Indigenous groups gather to discuss constitutional recognition Hundreds of Indigenous people from across the country are at Uluru to discuss whether they want to be recognised in the constitution The key is in the different timings during the development of modern international law, which was undergoing major change when Britain claimed half of Australia in Then, the major source of that law was custom.
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For parenting matters, the Court may: For financial matters, the Court may: The court process The Court has procedures to help all clients feel safe at court and comfortable that they are being heard. Clients should tell staff if they have any needs or problems, including: It is also important for clients to: The most important things the courts consider are: The law also recognises the importance of children keeping a connection with their Indigenous culture after family breakdown and separation.
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Andrew Meares In the lead up to the report, several prominent Aboriginal leaders have expressed frustration and anger that their voices were neither being respected nor heard. In his response, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said multicultural success was not complete until Aboriginal inequality was addressed.
Labor is supporting calls by Indigenous leaders to add a new target on closing the incarceration gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, with Mr Shorten saying: In health, the gap in child mortality is on track to halve by , with Indigenous child death rates decreasing 33 per cent between and In reading and numeracy for years three, five, seven and nine students, only half of these categories are on track for achieving national minimum standards.
After the early childhood education target failed and expired in , the government has renewed a commitment to seeing 95 per cent of four-year-olds enrolled by
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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. No reproduction without permission. For thousands of years, the original inhabitants of Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples occupied the lands with very different boundaries than today, centred on intimate cultural relationships with the land and sea.
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Economic development by Europeans had as its necessary complement the ravaging of Aboriginal life. Especially if it is accepted that the pre Aboriginal population exceeded one million and that living standards were high, the subsequent history must all the less appear as one… Prehistory It is generally held that Australian Aboriginal peoples originally came from Asia via insular Southeast Asia now Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, East Timor , Indonesia, and the Philippines and have been in Australia for at least 45, —50, years.
On the basis of research at the Nauwalabila I and Madjedbebe archaeological sites in the Northern Territory , however, some scientists have claimed that early humans arrived considerably sooner, perhaps as early as 65, to 80, years ago. That conclusion is consistent with the argument made by some scholars that the migration of anatomically modern humans out of Africa and adjacent areas of Southwest Asia to South and Southeast Asia along the so-called Southern Route predated migration to Europe.
Other scholars question the earlier dating of human arrival in Australia, which is based on the use of optically stimulated luminescence measurement of the last time the sand in question was exposed to sunlight , because the Northern Territory sites are in areas of termite activity, which can displace artifacts downward to older levels. In either case, the first settlement would have occurred during an era of lowered sea levels, when there were more-coextensive land bridges between Asia and Australia.
Watercraft must have been used for some passages, however, such as those between Bali and Lombok and between Timor and Greater Australia, because they entail distances greater than miles km. This is the earliest confirmed seafaring in the world.
Indigenous Cultures Australian Indigenous – South-eastern Australia Comprising close to 4, objects including bags, baskets, nets, traps, cloaks, items of body decoration and ornamentation, carvings, clubs, shields, spears, spear throwers, watercraft, breastplates, busts, historical objects, and works on paper and canvas. Mostly dating from the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the collection is of invaluable importance to the Aboriginal people and communities who are seeking to investigate their cultural heritage and history in order to reconnect with this knowledge and ensure it survives and is passed on to future generations.
Over sixty per cent of the collection is from Victoria, with items from Tasmania, most of New South Wales and south-eastern South Australia making up the remainder.
General characteristics[ edit ] Like other mammals, monotremes are warm-blooded with a high metabolic rate though not as high as other mammals; see below ; have hair on their bodies; produce milk through mammary glands to feed their young; have a single bone in their lower jaw; and have three middle-ear bones. In common with reptiles and marsupials , monotremes lack the connective structure corpus callosum which in placental mammals is the primary communication route between the right and left brain hemispheres.
Fossil forms and modern platypus young have a “tribosphenic” form of molars with the occlusal surface formed by three cusps arranged in a triangle , which is one of the hallmarks of extant mammals. Some recent work suggests that monotremes acquired this form of molar independently of placental mammals and marsupials,  although this is not well established. As in all true mammals, the tiny bones that conduct sound to the inner ear are fully incorporated into the skull, rather than lying in the jaw as in cynodonts and other premammalian synapsids ; this feature, too, is now claimed to have evolved independently in monotremes and therians ,  although, as with the analogous evolution of the tribosphenic molar, this is disputed.
The sequencing of the platypus genome has also provided insight into the evolution of a number of monotreme traits, such as venom and electroreception , as well as showing some new unique features, such as the fact that monotremes possess 10 sex chromosomes and that their X chromosome resembles the sex chromosome of birds,  suggesting that the two sex chromosomes of marsupial and placental mammals evolved more recently than the split from the monotreme lineage.
DNA suggests that while this trait is shared and is synapomorphic with birds, platypuses are still mammals and they evolved lactation with other mammals. Monotremes retain a reptile-like gait, with legs on the sides of, rather than underneath, their bodies. The monotreme leg bears a spur in the ankle region; the spur is not functional in echidnas, but contains a powerful venom in the male platypus. This venom is derived from b-defensins, proteins that are present in mammals that create holes in viral and bacterial pathogens.
Some reptile venom is also composed of different types of b-defensins, another trait shared with reptiles. August Click [show] for important translation instructions.