Aborigines were first settlers in Australia Came from Asia 40,000 years ago.

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Slide 2 Aborigines were first settlers in Australia Came from Asia 40,000 years ago Slide 3 Aborigines lived in small family groups Nomadic: hunted kangaroo, fished, gathered honey and yams. Used the boomerang to hunt Very strong religious beliefs about nature and land. Dreamtime Slide 4 Warlpiri Slide 5 Arrival of Europeans Aborigines lived on Australias coast, which is where the Europeans wanted to settle. Europeans waged war against the Aborigines Slide 6 Advantage of Europeans Guns, soldiers Diseases More than half of the Aborigines in Australia died, all died on Tasmania. Slide 7 What happened to remaining Aborigines? Forced to live on reservations in the Outback Were forced to work for Europeans on sheep and cattle ranches. Laws were made to limit where Aborigines could live and work. The British hoped to end all Aboriginal culture with their policies. Slide 8 Aborigines Today 300,000 live in Australia today In the 1960s, policies were changed to be in favor of Aborigines Can hold a seat in Parliament Can have their own schools which teach their culture, language, and art. Live modern lives, some are teachers, lawyers, mechanics, nurses and politicians. Slide 9 www.didjshop.com/

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