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11/16/11 1 AUSTRALIA, THE LAND DOWN UNDER
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11/16/11 2 Currently the population of Australia is 21.5 million Australia is the 53 rd most populous country in the world Mainly a Christian nation 366,346 Aboriginals
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11/16/11 3 HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA Aboriginal people have been in Australia for hundreds of years
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11/16/11 4 Prior to colonization which began in 1788, the Australian Aborigines lived a lifestyle based on their Dreamtime beliefs Dreamtime beliefs are universally held by more than the 500 tribal groups.
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11/16/11 5 There are four aspects to Dreamtime The beginning of all time The life and influence of the ancestors The way of life and death Sources of power in life.
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11/16/11 6 The aborigines do not believe in the past ,present, and future Dreamtime is “ all at once” rather than “one thing after another.”
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11/16/11 7 The Great Spirit Ancestors undertook many amazing journeys the criss-crossed Australia. The early Aboriginals painted their stories on walls of rock and in caves. The paintings were used in rituals and other ceremonies
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11/16/11 8 The Cadigal and Wangal ,one of more than 500 native groups, people has been changed by hundreds of years of development. Cadigal history is based on oral traditions handed down by many generations over millennia.
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11/16/11 9 The first recorded European contact with Australia was in March 1606, by the Dutch explorer William Janszoom followed by other explores and finally by Captain James Cook in 1770.
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course ISS 210 taught by Professor Zimmerman during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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