Aborigines of australia
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Aborigines of australia

on

  • 581 views

 

Statistics

Views

Total Views
581
Slideshare-icon Views on SlideShare
581
Embed Views
0

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
19
Comments
0

0 Embeds 0

No embeds

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment
  • ? <br />

Aborigines of australia Aborigines of australia Presentation Transcript

  • The Aborigines of Australia
  • Who are the aborigines? • The term aborigines refers to the indigenous (native) people of Australia. • The Aborigines are thought to have migrated from Asia about 30,000 years ago, although some scholars think it may have been earlier than that (60,000 years ago). • The Aborigines are one of the oldest groups of humans on the planet.
  • Pre-colonial • Before the settlement of Australia by the Europeans, the Aborigines were hunter/gathers and live semi-nomadic lives. • They used throwing weapons such as spears, and boomerangs to hunt prey, and gathered wild plants as food.
  • History and Culture • The Aborigines did not have a written language all their history and learning was passed down by stories and through art. • Storytelling was one of the ways the older generation taught the younger. • Art included cave, and bark paintings, dot and body painting. Aboriginals used symbols to represent natural surroundings.
  • Pictographs / Symbols Kangaroo Tracks Goanna lizard Snakes Men Hunting Women’s Ceremony
  • Aboriginal Art Rock Art Bark Painting Dot painting - Traditional dot paintings were made in sand
  • Body Painting •One of the earliest forms of Aboriginal art •Used in traditional dances and ceremonies •Designs represented clans and ancestors
  • Music • Music also played a large part in the culture with one of the most famous instruments being the Digeridoo. • It was made from bamboo or eucalyptus that was hollowed out by termites. • It is played by buzzing the lips and using a technique called circular breathing. It was only allowed to be played by men. • How to digeridoo
  • Music • The bullroarer,or turndun, is an ancient ritual musical instrument and means of communicating over extended distances. • Bullroarers were used in conjuction with didgeridoos in initiation ceremonies and to keep away evil spirits during funerals • It was taboo for women, children, non-initiated men and/or outsiders to even hear a bullroarer. • The sound they produced was considered to represent the sound of the Rainbow Serpent or the voice of Daramulan. • Communicating with a bullroarer
  • Spiritualism • The aboriginal religion is based on nature, humans and nature were on the same level. • The beginning of time in Aboriginal beliefs is called “The Dreamtime” or “Dreaming” • In Dreamtime, “Ancestors” came from below the earth to form various parts of nature, some became men, others animals, still others became rivers, plants, or the sky. • This is why one of the central beliefs is a deep respect for nature and all its parts.
  • Modern Population • There are about 400,000 aboriginal people in Australia or about 2% of the population. • There are about 500 – 600 distinct groups inside the population.