Essays Tagged: "Australian Aboriginal"

The Death and Dying Practices of the Australian Aborigines

The Death and Dying Beliefs of Australian AboriginesAlthough the Aborigines are often classified as a primitive race whose religion ... ted to the ancestor's loss of immortality or of his original paradisal situation (Eliade, 1973).The Australian ritual re-enactment of the "Creation" has a striking parallel in post-Vedic India. The br ... r parts of the world, as well varieties not practiced anywhere else. Although these rites vary, all Australian Aborigines share many fundamental ideas about death and its relationship to life.The most ...

(14 pages) 241 0 5.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Indigenous language and culture: What role is played by communication technologies in the maintenance of indigenous language and culture?

reates and upholds the knowledge, beliefs and wisdom's (Maffi, L. 1998).This is true for indigenous Australians who see their language as the 'heart of their culture' (Michaels, E. 1986, p6). At the t ... ement (House of Representatives Standing Committee. 1993. p2). From the first fleet until the 1970s Australian governments have had a policy of harsh assimilation towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait ...

(8 pages) 363 0 4.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Growing Awareness of Aboriginal Studies

Aborignal people have survived with the environment in the country australia, since time began.aboriginal people had many laws and rules to ensure that they live in peace and harmony with each ot ... beliefs and respected everything around them. To all there was a purpose of living.The traditional aboriginal worldview is essentially a spiritual one. The elders were considered to be the keepers of ...

(1 pages) 50 1 2.2 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

What can be learned from primal religions? A look at primal religions and how they are different from the religions of the modern world.

al religion didn't use their imaginations; they saw things as they were and nothing more. As in the Australian aboriginal religion they had contact with their "larger than life" figures and "participa ...

(2 pages) 63 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Short History of South Australia.

Australian Aboriginal society has the longest continuous cultural history in the world. It is almost ... Schank.The English chose Royal Navy Lieutenant Matthew Flinders to beat the French in charting the Australian coastline. Flinders left England in mid-1801 and reached Fowlers Bay, 125km west of Cedun ... ound 800,000sq km, but convicts would not be admitted under any circumstance. This made SA the only Australian colony to be established entirely by free settlers.The first official settlement was esta ...

(3 pages) 60 3 2.5 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

The importance of land/country to australian aboriginals.

For Aboriginal Australians, the land has a special significance that is rarely understood by those of European desc ... p.7).The basic tenets of Aboriginal spirituality are inextricably bound to the land."For Indigenous Australians the land is the core of all spirituality." (, 2003, p.1). All land i ... ood country. This is all the Yeperenye CaterpillarDreaming country. (Kimber, 2002. p.6).While white Australians may consider the land they live on to be merely dirt and rocks, for Aboriginal Australia ...

(7 pages) 136 0 3.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

An analysis of the movie "Women of the sun" based on the life of the "Nyari People". Australian Aboriginals

This movie introduces us to the customs and culture of the Australian Aboriginals, giving a fascinating insight into the rituals and legends of the Nyari peopl ...

(6 pages) 53 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Aboriginal injustices and breif history recap

ginal communities and the decimation of the fabric to aboriginal society. The European views of the Australian continent, as "terra nullus" is significant as the whites did not recognize aboriginal co ... red the existence of native title in the common law. In one of the most important remarks of recent Australian history two of the High Court judges, Deane and Gaudron, called the dispossession of the ...

(2 pages) 40 1 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

What contribution has Jack Davis made to the development of theatre?

on a global scale, but within Australia he has helped to bring indigenous drama to the forefront of Australian theatre and has been active in paving the way for other forms of Aboriginal art such as d ... groundbreaking that Aboriginal playwrights such as Jack Davis have achieved.Although not the first Australian Aboriginal playwright, Jack Davis has certainly been one of the most talented and prolifi ...

(3 pages) 50 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Inequality to Aboriginal people in Australia

original people is a 'genocide', which can be defined as a crime against humanity. As time went on, Australian people seemingly started to recognize Aboriginal people's human rights. However, today, t ... s human rights. However, today, there still seems to be a lot of inequality to indigenous people in Australian society. This paper will examine inequality to Aboriginal people in today's Australia in ...

(4 pages) 142 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

How Aboriginies delt with the changes.

They also took some aborigines and used them as slaves. They also took their children away from the aboriginal family and raised them to be civilised. The aboriginals attacked the Europeans by raiding ... k, harassing the Europeans and stealing stock because the Europeans did not act to the rules of the aboriginal kinship network. But the Europeans came back with a vergence and killed approximately 200 ...

(2 pages) 26 0 0.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Indigenous Studies

robe University Press, Melbourne, 1992, pp. 1-16In his essays, Bain Attwood identifies the European Australian way of'knowing' Aborigines. Attwood articulates Aboringinalism as a method ofdialogue whi ... alism as a method ofdialogue which produces, 'authoritative' and 'essential truths' aboutIndigenous Australians. The author examines the European scholar attitudeof Indigenous inadequacy in regards to ...

(1 pages) 598 0 1.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Discuss the Aboriginal people's unique relationship to the landscape.

Australian Aboriginal culture is complex and extraordinarily diverse. It is one of the world's longe ... the truth. The legends when distilled create a story of the origins of man in Australia and of the Australian landscape as it is today of which much can be substantiated by scientific investigation. ... to refer to an individual's or group's set of beliefs or spirituality. For instance, an Indigenous Australian might say that they have Kangaroo Dreaming, or Shark Dreaming or any combination of Dream ...

(3 pages) 37 0 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Aboriginal Representation in Film.

ics of Aboriginality and make sure that the viewer is an active audience member. As a member of the Australian Aboriginal community herself, Tracey Moffatt expresses her ideas and thoughts about Abori ... . Her debut, Nice Coloured Girls won the prize for the Most Innovative Film at the 1988 Festival of Australian Film and Video. (A. Rutherford: 1988). This essay will look at the films Nice Coloured Gi ...

(10 pages) 64 0 3.3 Oct/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Australian Aboriginal Deaths in Custody: Black death White Hands

The issues surrounding Australian 'Aboriginal deaths in Custody' is a major concern to all people living within a society t ... of Aboriginals that find themselves in prison, there must also be improvements inside the walls of Australian prisons. Mental health is a major problem, programs must be run to help prisoners, Indige ... ommendations, Indigenous people are still 14 times more likely to be imprisoned than non-Indigenous Australians (Site 1). In the Northern Territory, around 72 % of the prison population is indigenous. ...

(4 pages) 47 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

"The Stolen Generations"- Australian Aboriginal children~1900-1972

The Stolen GenerationsStolen Generation is the term used for the Australian Aboriginal children who were removed from their families by Australian government agencie ...

(2 pages) 22 0 3.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

History of the Music of Oceania.

Australian music has very interesting traditions. It has greatly metamorphosed from its tribal Abori ... t part of any culture. I have learned throughout this project how important it is to the Aboriginal Australians. Although, I am not going to rush out and buy a C.D. of this music, I still am a bit mor ...

(2 pages) 16 0 4.1 Mar/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Aboriginal Society Pre Settlement

Broome (1994:10) believes that this may be increased to 120,000 years, either way there is no doubt Australian Aborigines were the original inhabitants of a previously uninhabited continent. Early ant ... f change, rather than its traditional uninterrupted form. Broome (1994:15) argued that the lives of Australian aborigines were shaped by their dreamtime stories; these were both an explanation of how ...

(6 pages) 6 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Kinship of Australian Aborigines

The Kinship � PAGE \* MERGEFORMAT �1� The Kinship of Australian AboriginesAustralian aborigines are native people of Australia who may have come from som ... ago (, 2010). There have been noted to be about 500 language named groups of aboriginal Australians (, 2010). Existence of widespread social systems meant that people had to be ... rieved on November 22, 2010 from: (2010) Australian Aborigines. Retrieved on November 15, 2010 from: ...

(2 pages) 14 0 0.0 Dec/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Health Inequalities

and medical services. Although many indigenous people have died because of poor health conditions, Australian society has not acted enough at all in the past. But now those citizens who have been que ... ittle satisfied now seeing the signs of political breakthrough in health care facilities. Currently Australian Government seem to be adamant to do something about this issue. (Kanitsaki, 2007) This is ...

(10 pages) 1125 0 0.0 Jun/2011

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology