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Australian Aborigines Project

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Transcript of Australian Aborigines Project

Australian Aborigines
...the indiginous people of Australia

Family Life
Marriage
&
Divorce

Cohabitation
Wedding ceremonies were
not practiced
Sharing a campfire
Marriage and Relationships
Arranged Marriages
Polygamy
Ages of marriage for men and women
Kinship and Social Structure
Kinship Avoidance
Geographical Structure
Tribe
Clans
Horde
Families
Religious
Moieties
Totems
Social
Skin Groups
Kinship
Siblings of the opposite sex
Brothers-in-law
Mother in Law
Presented by:
Lauren Bramlett, Shay Hearn, Sundra Robinson and Angela Taylor
Britain and Convicts
History
Circular time
hunting time
walkabout time
funeral - shut down town
roughly 17 hr difference
Concept of Time
Behaviors
Government Assist
Those that do work are laborers
They helped the white man lure gold in 1850's and served as stationhands and stockmen to the wives left behind
Art
Government flexible
Lessons on punctuality
Walkabout meaning
1993 native title act( mining/labor)

Work
Role of Money

Australian Dollar
Rate compared to the U.S
Most live on welfare or charitable contributions.
Very few, however, some, have gone on to become educated (harvard professors, roles in parliament, etc)
Bottom line is they have not been given too much opportunity to earn money
Community Effort
Spirit Children
Permissive Style
Important focuses of child development
Child Rearing
Degrees of
marriage
Divorce
Elopement
Sexual Practices
Language
Clothing
Food
How Can we better Relate to the Aborigines
Hunting and gathering
Their sense of family
Creativity
They are spiritual in nature
Like us experience poverty, alcoholism, etc
Religion
http://www.thetimenow.com/clock/australia/sydney
very religious and spiritual
each group believe in different deities
Don't believe in animism
Deities of a few tribes
3 Categories that the deities fall in
1. Creation Beings
2. Ancestral Beings
3. Totemic Beings
Captain James Cook claimed it for Britain.
Used as a penal colony and on January 26, 1788 the First Fleet arrived on Sydney Harbor.
Early 1790s, more settlers arrived

Rituals and Ceremonies
Ensure Food Supply
Rites of Passage
Funeral Ceremonies
Ancestral Beings
Dreamtime Beings
Elders
Development
1788 250 Aboriginal Languages
Primary and Secondary Language is English
Traditionally
Oral culture
Connection with ancestors
Verbal archive of history
Traditional
Modern
Hunters and gatherers
Macadamia Nut
Delicacy
Yellow fat of the Goanna
Modern Issues
Government involvement
Child abuse/ Neglect
Child rape/molestation
Mutual Consent
"Wrong" marriages
Speak openly about sexual topics
sexual play among young children is acceptable
Safe Sex


STI's
Teen Pregnancy
Origin
The Aboriginal people were believed to have arrived from somewhere in Asia over 50,000 years ago during the last Ice Age.
Up to 1 Million inhabitants across the country
Scattered in 300 clans speaking 250 languages with 700 dialects.
Spiritual Connection and Widely traded
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