Aborigines Essay

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Aboriginal Australians, also referred to as Aborigines, are people whose ancestors were indigenous to the Australian continent (the smallest continent in the world)—that is, to mainland Australia or to the island of Tasmania. British colonization of the continent began in 1788 when caption cook landed and claimed the land for Britain. Essentially from the first time that Europeans started settling in Australia they have ahead, mistreated, enslaved, and law and policies to limit the rights of aborigines with a goal of total extermination of the original peoples of Australia. The responsibility of the use of policies drove Britain’s imperial desires. The early indications with regard to the origin of the Aborigines determined through carbon dating showed traces of their existence as early as 40,000 years ago; probably the earliest arrivals of indigenous Australian human migration came from Indonesia and New Guinea. Australian evidence was found in 1970 near the shoreline of a lake: stone artifacts, shells, bones and disposal of trash were found. Another significant change in the archaeological record after 6000 BC discovered was the introduction of a new stone-age in Australia’s prehistory, stone working consisted of removing flakes and grinding the stone into sharp and precise points to make spears but clubs were the most common weapons used. Men usually fought in duels with heavy-wood swords and large shields. One of the main reasons that the Aborigine’s culture was lost was because they had no specialized structure of government, monarchy, army or any one person in control except head of the house which was limited in control to his immediate family. There was however, a status, the firstborn male got to eat before the other sib... ... middle of paper ... ...tradition and stories has increasingly been recognised. Aboriginal coastal dwellers in both the south and the north of Western Australia, not only preserve stories about extinct Australian megafauna, but also preserved stories about the rising sea levels and the loss of lands offshore as a result of the sea level rise of the Flandrian transgression, at the end of the Pleistocene Ice Age. Aboriginal oral history details accounts of legendary and cultural information, and includes personal biographical accounts. Sally Morgan's "My Place" was one of the first Aboriginal biographies in Western Australia[citation needed], and a number of Aboriginal people have started telling the stories of the lives of themselves and their families. The internationally acclaimed "Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence" is an example of the autobiographies that have been written since the 1980s.

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