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Australian Aborigines Project
Transcript of Australian Aborigines Project
...the indiginous people of Australia
Wedding ceremonies were
Sharing a campfire
Marriage and Relationships
Ages of marriage for men and women
Kinship and Social Structure
Siblings of the opposite sex
Mother in Law
Lauren Bramlett, Shay Hearn, Sundra Robinson and Angela Taylor
Britain and Convicts
funeral - shut down town
roughly 17 hr difference
Concept of Time
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
Lessons on punctuality
1993 native title act( mining/labor)
Role of Money
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
Important focuses of child development
How Can we better Relate to the Aborigines
Hunting and gathering
Their sense of family
They are spiritual in nature
Like us experience poverty, alcoholism, etc
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
1788 250 Aboriginal Languages
Primary and Secondary Language is English
Connection with ancestors
Verbal archive of history
Hunters and gatherers
Yellow fat of the Goanna
Child abuse/ Neglect
Speak openly about sexual topics
sexual play among young children is acceptable
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