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Aboriginal art facts?

The aborigines used several types of paint they made, including bark and stones. The pictures are a birds eye view of something going on. ...
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How and why has aboriginal art changed?

It was originally for spirtual religious purposes and story telling, but now it has more to do with painting to sell to tourists and collectors for a small profit. ...
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What was Mungo Park qualified as?

Mungo Park, the Scottish explorer of Africa was qualified as a Medical Officer. ...
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Where do the Pitjantjatjara people live?

The Pitjantjatajara people are the indigenous Australians who live in the central Australian and Western desert region. Specifically, the area where they live encompasses from Balgo in the northwest, west to Port Headland, south to Kalgoorlie, Yalata and Oodnadatta and northeast to Alice Springs. ...
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Why is Bennelong famous?

Bennelong was a senior tribesman of the Koori people in the Eora tribe, the original inhabitants of the Port Jackson area. He was captured on 25 November 1789, for the purpose of being used to mediate between the white and Aboriginal cultures. The Governor of New South Wales, Captain Arthur Phillip, wished to learn about the language and customs of the indigenous people. Bennelong willingly liaised between the cultures, and adopted European dress and other ways. His intervention was crucial when Phillip...
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How did the Aboriginals survive in the Australian environment?

They understood the environment and lived with it. the aboriginals did not expect the same returns from the environment as the British did and as a result managed to live with it and as part of its nature. ...
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What is the Australian aboriginal great pebble?

The question undoubtedly refers to Uluru (for which the European name is Ayers Rock), the large inselberg in central Australia. However, there is considerable doubt as to whether or not this is true. Most sources quote the meaning of Uluru as Great Pebble; other sources translate the word as Meeting Place. the Pitjantjatjara people of Central Australia do not claim the word has any particular meaning at all. ...
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What do aborigines look like?

Aborigines look like you and me when they are walking around town, then when it is time for a special celebration of some kind for the Aborigines, they get all painted up and in their special outfits for their corroborees. Most modern Aborigines do not participate in corroborees and ceremonial dances, as most do not live a traditional lifestyle. Modern Aborigines are characterised by their dark skin, eyes and hair, and a tendency to have a broader nose. However, as there are varying...
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Do aboriginals eat cooked goanna?

Yes, Aboriginals eat cooked goanna lizard. They place the dead goanna on the ground, then bury it under hot ashes. Once it is cooked, the Aboriginals will eat the goanna lizard plain. This is a very old tradition that the Aboriginal people still use today. ...
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Which is the biggest aboriginal tribe in Australia?

The largest aboriginal tribe in Australia is the Wiradjuri tribe which is in New South Wales. Correction: the Wiradjuri is the largest aboriginal tribe in the state of New South Wales. The largest group of aboriginal Australians is the Pitjantjatjara group who inhabit central Australia. Their range extends from near Uluru (Ayers Rock) into South Australia. The second largest group of aboriginal people are the Arrernte, also of central Australia, who inhabit the area around Alice Springs. ...
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What were the Myall Creek Massacre consequences?

There were trials following the Myall Creek massacre. The first trial was held on 15 November 1838, and twelve white settlers were charged with murder, but acquitted. This was a clear miscarriage of justice. Some of the men in the district who held no sympathy towards the aboriginal people rounded up support and enough funds to hire the best legal counsel to get the perpetrators let off. Squatters from all over NSW gathered at the trial to defend their right to kill...
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How do you say dingo in Aboriginal language?

There are several aboriginal names for the dingo. The most common is warrigal, while other words, depending on the language, are joogong, mirigung, noggum, boolomo, papa-inura, wantibirri, maliki, kal, dwer-da, kurpany, aringka, palangamwari and repeti. ...
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What does a kangaroo symbolize in aboriginal art?

A kangaroo in aborignal art symbolises just what it is - a kangaroo. A piece of aboriginal art containing a kangaroo will be about a hunting expedition or a story involving the kangaroo. ...
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What is the Aboriginal meaning of Buderim?

The name Buderim is derived from a Kabi Kabi Aboriginal word, 'badderam', meaning hair pin honeysuckle, a type of Banksia that grows in the area. ...
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What do people wear in Australia?

Australians wear exactly the same style of clothing as you would find in the US and other similar Western countries. ...
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What is the percentage of religions followed in Australia?

Christianity, Buddhism and Islam are the 3 main religions. Christianity is the largest faith system in Australia. The majority of Australian Christians are Protestant (such as Anglican and Presbyterian). About a quarter of Christians in Australia are Roman Catholic and there are a smaller number of Eastern Orthodox. Pentecostalism is rapidly growing. Census data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2007 indicated that Christians formed 63.9% of the population, with Buddhists at 2.1% and Muslims at 1.7. Catholics made up 25.8% of the population,...
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What specific parts of Africa made the didgeridoo?

the didgeridoo is an Australian Native instrument
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Can you do dot painting without offending Aboriginal people?

yes! just dont do something offensive!
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How did World War 2 affect indigenous Australians?

Perhaps this book might offer some insight. The home front : life in Australia during World War II by Rosemary Clark During WW2, some White Australians and Indigenous Australians got their first real contact with each other. There was a job to be done and all of a sudden the colour line disappeared claimed Oodgeroo Noonucal, an Aboriginal poet and political activist. Many Indigenous Australians benefited from the war because men worked in war industries or joined the service. There were even Aboriginal and...
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Where do most of the people in Australia live?

Some coastal areas are the most populated regions of Australia, primarily on the eastern coast. Sydney is the most populated city, with Melbourne being the second largest. ...
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Why are the aboriginal colors earthy?

Aboriginal colours are earthy because they come from materials in the natural environment. The Aborigines obtained earthy colours such as red, dark purple, brown and orange from grinding ochre to a powder. Ochre was found naturally in rock stained by iron, which would give it the reddish hues. Yellow was obtained by mixing clay, or by collecting pebbles that conatined a limonite-stained form of kaolin. White also came from the kaolin, or even white clays. Calcite, a chalky mineral, as well as ash are...
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When did television arrive in Australia?

At 7:00pm on 16 September 1956, Australia's first TV broadcast was made by TCN Channel 9 in Sydney. At the time, there were approximately 2,000 television sets in Sydney. Bruce Gyngell spoke the words, "Good evening and welcome to television." A regular broadcasting service was only offered in January the following year, by GTV 9. GTV 9 had already been granted the rights to use the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne for test transmissions, and officially opened with a regular broadcasting service on...
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What is the main features of the Aboriginal Day of Mourning?

The main features of the aboriginal day of mourning was there stolen generation. they saw Australia day as a day of the Europeans taking over there lands and stealing there lifestyle ...