The Aboriginal people used to take as little as they could from the land
because they thought they were part of the land. The Aboriginal
people will always respect their land and sacred sites there were all
different tribes. They stayed in their tribe area so that no fights would
come to their area. Most of the Aboriginal people would tell religions
like the whirlpool or the bat and the butterfly. We will tell more about
Aboriginal people and their ways for the land they once roamed.
The Aboriginal people used to speak all different
languages and they still do but there used to be
hundreds but now there are only 200. The tribes all
spoke differently so they tried to understand each
when they were trading.
The Aboriginal people still do believe religions and
spiritual beliefs they believe that their ancestral sprits
made and formed the land. They believe in the
Dreaming or the Dreamtime when the world was
created they didn’t really believe in God. The story of
the Dreamtime is still passed on by the elders of the
tribe and stories were also told. One day all spiritual
beliefs might become big stories for children.
The family life and roles are very important in
Aboriginal families the men would hunt large animals
and all the women would collect berries. They needed
this for survival because no food would mean they
would starve to death. This is why Aboriginal families
have family life and roles just like we do in our
ordinary family. This is the Aboriginal life and roles.
The Aboriginal people would hunt and collect their
food on a daily basis and would never forget about
collecting or hunting. The men hunted large animals
such as emus ,kangaroos and goannas and maybe a
few other animals. The women collected berries like
raspberries and blueberries and some nuts to make
damper. They would of collected seeds and other
things like that maybe walnuts as well.
Implements and tools were very important to the
Aboriginal people the women would use digging
sticks for lizards and yams. They would use stone
bashers to prepare foods such as seeds and different
types of nuts. The men would use spears to hunt
emus or kangaroos and other big animals there are
more tools to come. A boomerang was used to injure
emus or kangaroos so they can’t move which makes
them easy to hunt.
The Aboriginal people would tell stories through music
and art they would use didgeridoos to tell stories and
only the men are allowed to use it. They also used
clapping sticks in ceremonies with didgeridoos
clapping sticks are a big part of Aboriginal music. Art
was also used to tell stories like cave art and
engravings. They all play a big part in telling stories
about different things .
Aboriginal people have sacred places like Uluru which
is a big sacred place there are many different sacred
places. They could be anything even mountains rocks
rivers and etc sometimes only the Aboriginal people
are able to identify some of their sacred places. It is
very important that we keep these sacred places for
the sake of Aboriginal people. If we destroy these
sacred places we might not find very important things
like special weaved baskets.
Caption James Cook from England arrivied in Australia
in 1770 even though the Aboriginal people had been
living there for over 50 000 years. There were many
problems between the Aboriginal people and the
English people. Most of the new settlers came in 1788
just 18 years after Captain James Cook came to
Australia. As the settlers grew most of the Aboriginal
people were forced off their precious land.
The Aboriginal people today don’t need to collect or
hunt food like they used to in the Dreamtime they
can just buy food. The Aboriginal people have
changed their life style and is so much easy to live
now. Hopefully the Aboriginal people can live better
then they used to but some might change there mind
and to live the way they used to. The Aboriginal
people are in a good community now then before.