Australian Aboriginal Introduction
Australians share a land with people who have been here for many thousands of years. Some Australian Aboriginal stories tell of events that science tells us occurred 25 million years ago! Aboriginal people want to share the knowledge of the world’s oldest surviving culture … they have extraordinary wisdom of great value to our lives in these times when our people, culture, and environment is stressed and strained. Evidence suggests artwork 176,000 years old, in the Kimberley and Australian Aboriginal people living in the age of giant meat eating kangaroos and wombats. Leading edge researchers are finding what Aboriginal art and people have understood for thousands of years, and what quantum physics is only just showing the “modern world”. Medicines, healing and psychic abilities of some Aboriginal people are exceptional.
With around 600 dialects and 250 languages, Australian Aboriginal people were a diverse multicultural society of travellers and traders, with a shared understanding and caring for the land that supported them. Traditional Aboriginal stories, songs, dances, and art speak of the respect for, and integrity of all things … these are keys to our survival, and thriving.
Bush University has operated with the Ngarinyin Aboriginal people in the Kimberley to help rebuild community.
Book an Australian Aboriginal experience here or as an add-on to our tours.
Try these Australian Aboriginal links
Some Symbols used in Aboriginal art
Some Aboriginal Words of the Sydney area (Eora people) – Amaroo – A beautiful place Cabaritta – by the water Biala – (where there is) Understanding Beranghi – friendship
Books about Australian Aboriginal culture and spirituality
“The Australian Aborigines”, A. P. Elkin (1974)
“Men of High Degree”, A. P. Elkin (1977).
“Songman”, Bob Randall (2003)..
“Treading Lightly”, Karl-Erik Sveiby and Tex Skuthorpe (2006).
“Over My Tracks”, Evelyn Crawford (1993).
“I, The Aboriginal”, Douglas Lockwood (1962).
“The Life and Adventures of William Buckley”, John Morgan (1852).