Wednesday, July 31

Aboriginal Australians

I'm afraid son that we are becoming way too civilised these days. Hunting or living in the wild is unknown to you and for far too many people, it will only exist in tv programmes. 

The fun of hunting down animals, cooking them in the wild and then celebrating isn't something that can be replicated easily now. I've done and its fun. 

Still an interesting read about an abo tribe. The abo's like pretty much every other tribal society in the world like the red Indians or Indians in Mexico or in brazil or the Bantu in South Africa or in india or wherever have been treated in a disgusting manner. Very sad history. If you get a chance, read the book, bury my heart at wounded knee. Very interesting. 

But they are dying out. And their languages, their culture, history all are vanishing as well. Sad. 



Aboriginal Australians

Published: June 2013

Picture of Aboriginal girl floating in a tide pool

First Australians

Aboriginals had the continent to themselves for 50,000 years. Today they make up less than 3 percent of the population, and their traditional lifestyle is disappearing. Almost. In the homelands the ancient ways live on.

By Michael Finkel

Photograph by Amy Toensing

A finger across the throat and a glance seaward. That’s the signal. The two men grip their spears, hand-carved from stringybark trees, and walk barefoot over the red soil to the water’s edge. Then into the aluminum dinghy, engine revved, and across a warm shallow bay of the Arafura Sea, at the wild edge of Australia’s Northern Territory.

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