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Aboriginal Culture - the Eora People

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Clara Spars

on 30 November 2012

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Transcript of Aboriginal Culture - the Eora People

The Eora People Name The word Eora means "the people" or "from this place". It is pronounced "yura."


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
languages
- 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
-Canoes
-Men and Women
-Traps
-Hunting
-Kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas,
possums, reptiles, and birds
-Gathering
-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
- Biami
- 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
-No drums
-Traditional songs passed down
-Often used for Dreamtime
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