THE ABORIGINALTHE ABORIGINAL
Aboriginal people have lived in
Australia for 50,000 years. They have
all sorts of tribes like Wadi Wadi,
Gundungurru and Eora, Daruk and
The Aboriginal people were the first
people in Australia, they looked after
the land and animals.
Aboriginal tribes spoke different
languages. Their were over 500
languages spoken by different
Aboriginal people used to tell dream
time stories and they felt like they
were part of the land. There is over
200 dream time stories and lots of
culture told in the stories.
FAMILY LIFE ANDFAMILY LIFE AND
Aboriginal people have all different
roles the men hunted and the women
gathered. The men were out of their
tribes for nearly half a day.
TRADITIONAL FOODTRADITIONAL FOOD
All Aboriginal men gathered their food efficiently
and quietly. Some of the traditional foods they ate
were emu, kangaroo and lizard.
The land tribes usually ate land foods and water
tribes (tribes that lived near water) made spears and
went spear fishing and they usually ate fish.
IMPLEMENTS AND TOOLSIMPLEMENTS AND TOOLS
The Aboriginal people had two typesThe Aboriginal people had two types
of tools Extractive tools andof tools Extractive tools and
Maintenance tools.Maintenance tools.
Some of the Extractive tools areSome of the Extractive tools are
boomerangs, shields, spears, diggingboomerangs, shields, spears, digging
sticks and canoes. Some of thesticks and canoes. Some of the
maintenance tools are stones, woodmaintenance tools are stones, wood
gum and vegatable material.gum and vegatable material.
TRADITIONAL MUSIC ANDTRADITIONAL MUSIC AND
Aboriginal people used didgeridoo’s and clapping
sticks to make their music and they dance to the
music and sung their aboriginal songs.
SACRED PLACESSACRED PLACES
The aboriginal people looked after
their sacred places and other other
Sacred places were made out of
different materials, such as Uluru,
cave paintings and the Ogres.
THE BRITISH INVASION ANDTHE BRITISH INVASION AND
Aboriginal people were confused when Captain
Cook and his crew arrived. They tried to defend for
themselves but they got killed by Captain Cook.
Captain Cook took over the Aboriginal land.
ABORIGINAL PEOPLEABORIGINAL PEOPLE
Many Aboriginal people still live on the lands of
their ancestors, speaking their own language and
keeping alive their culture through song and dance.
A large number of Aboriginal people live in major
cities across Australia. The ideas and feelings of
these ancestors are still in their blood and they
continue to understand what it is to belong to the
Greg InglisGreg Inglis
Greg Inglis is a indigenous NRL player. He has
represented Australia, indigenous all stars and
Queensland (state of origin). He plays for the South
Sydney Rabbitohs, his position is Fullback, centre
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