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Term used to refer to some groups of Indigenous Australians

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Aboriginal Australians: Term used to refer to some groups of Indigenous Australians
Aboriginal Australians are the various indigenous peoples of the Australian mainland, Tasmania, and often the Tiwi people. This group contains many distinct peoples that have developed across Australia for over 50,000 years. These peoples have a broadly shared, though complex, genetic history, but it is only in the last two hundred years that they have been defined and started to self identify as a single group. The definition of the term "Aboriginal" has changed over time and place, with the importance of family lineage, self identification and community acceptance all being of varying importance. In the past, Aboriginal Australians lived over large sections of the continental shelf and were isolated on many of the smaller offshore islands when the land was inundated at the start of the inter-glacial. However, they are considered distinct from the Torres Strait Islander people, despite extensive cultural exchange.

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The Aboriginal fashion designer sharing dreamtime stories on the world stage

Colleen Tighe Johnson says she harnesses the spirit of her ancestors through her work and is getting ready to launch her first commercial collection.
SBS - Published

This Aboriginal elder was separated from her family due to a lack of health services

Mildred Numamurdirdi is the only Aboriginal person who is giving direct evidence at the aged care Royal Commission's five-day hearings in Darwin.
SBS - Published

Videos for Aboriginal Australians

Australia Swears In Its First Aboriginal Minister [Video]Australia Swears In Its First Aboriginal Minister

According to CNN, Australia has sworn in its first aboriginal minister. Ken Wyatt is Australia's first aboriginal man to serve in any federal cabinet and the first indigenous man to serve as Minister..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

 

Australia neglects elders despite wealth

Aboriginal Elder Mildred Numamurdirdi is forced to live in Darwin, 800km from her home and family in Numbulwar, because of a lack of aged care services.
SBS - Published

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