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Aboriginal Culture - the Eora People
Transcript of Aboriginal Culture - the Eora People
Used to call themselves the "Cadigal"
Misunderstanding between Eora and British Location Alysa & Clara Language Population - Known as the "Eora" or "Dharug" dialect
- Each community with their own language: hundreds of languages
- There are words still in use today such as: dingo, wombat, woomera, wallaby, waratah, boobook - 315,000
- Broke into several smaller
communities with different
- The Eora tribe was one of
the first to be hit by
western diseases. They lost
about 70% of their
population. In the Sydney region, along the coast Food & Resources -Fishing
-Men and Women
-Kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas,
possums, reptiles, and birds
-Main source of food Migration/Nomadic Routes Beliefs - Dreamtime
- Some have adopted Christianity
- Islam Dreamtime - men and women had taken a spirit form
- created the world
- spirit places (waterholes, caves, etc.) Religion Culture - Usually no clothing
- Belts with tools and weapons The Arts Dance: Artwork: - Carvings & paintings on rocks - Other Artwork: - Initially arrived via south Asia known as the "Southern Route" - Dispersed in groups along the coast to form smaller communities Family Units - Extensive:
father's father (grandfather), often his brothers, his wife or wives, grandmother; a father and perhaps his brothers (uncles) and many relatives
Each family group had a headman or Elder who was the leader of the unit. He decided when to move camp and settled disputes Music -Didgeridoo, rattles, and clapping sticks
-Traditional songs passed down
-Often used for Dreamtime