To the Aborigine, life was all about survival, we are taught a work ethic in order to improve our lot and to make a better life.
The Aborigine knew no such thing, because of their extreme environment, their only focus was survival, they don’t understand and laugh at us for working so hard.
People say to them that it must be great to live off the land, their reply is “If people think it is so great, let them try it!”
Only healthy babies were kept, they were suckled for seven years and if the mother couldn’t keep up with work and the child, the baby was killed.
Most tribes contained 20- 30 people, with4-5 in each family, some lived to be 100 and some had more than one wife.
It took about six acres of land to support one person, they survived by eating whatever was available, including termites, ants and grub worms. I actually ate a cooked grub worm, it wasn’t too bad!
There are many shapes and sizes of boomerangs which they used to hunt and kill food, everything from birds to kangaroos. The boomerang was designed to come back to it’s original location, that way if the prey was missed, the boomerang word return to the person who threw it, thus eliminating his need to run after it. In today’s world most Aborigines have lost the ability to make and throw boomerangs, many are becoming like us and we are becoming like them, in time we will all be the same.
If the tribe became too large and there wasn’t enough food, the weaker ones were either killed or left to die. They would rub animal fat on their bodies to shut down sweating in order to conserve water. They still don’t wear many clothes because clothes create body odor in the heat.
In the dry years, women would not ovulate, they had 0 population growth, sometimes the droughts would last 10 years, so there would be no children born in that time. The lack of food and environmental stress ruined the sex drive.
When woman first felt the kick of child, the first animal they saw was believed to be it’s totem or spirit animal, because that is the closest source of energy, it could be a snake, kangaroo or anything.
They believe that newspapers print only bad things, I guess I agree with that.
Earth was flat and void, spiritual beings created what they needed
Rock Art only has meaning to the author, it tells the story of some happening, corroboree, retelling of old stories, creations, photograph carries spirit.
Wouldn’t let anyone photograph paintings, can’t have creation without creator
Corroboree was teaching red facial paintings, costumes, were all teaching aids, stories are memory aid, stories are laws on which Aborigine life is based, music is a memory aid.
Dream time has different meaning, sometimes you are just using memory, or into future it is imagination.Sleep dream time is just anytime past
All spiritual beings instead of settling earth they say they dreamed it, when you go on trip, you dream up. All travel costs in energy, time, money
When you go to Cairns, time and travel is just dream, money doesn’t disappear, when you spend all your time and money on earth physical body dies, have a bank of energy when you are born
Spiritual energy doesn’t die, car suddenly stops just ran out of petrol.
Lifetime called a dreaming(destiny) Aborigines are scientists, we are all spiritual.
Aborigines have been traced to Iraq, Iran, Malaysia, they are Caucasians, aborigine refers to religion, not color of skin. If you follow the way of life you are Aborigine, regardless of color, can get welfare regardless of color.
Color breeds away, after first mating, regardless of color it fades away ½, ¼,1/8 you can either be Australian or Aborigine, you can change each census, and you can be anything you want, German French, etc.1/10 Negro 9/10 European, would be Negro.
Nothing to do with color or physical features, same as being Christian, only 2 types of people, aborigine, and the rest, If you are European Negro, you are white feller,
No scientific evidence they have been here more than 12,000 years
African Negroid has been here 3 civilizations.
Australian Aborigine Negroid have possible been here 200,000. How come every painting 40,000 years old.
Most paintings not very old less than 200 years it flakes off
Used paintings as teaching aids
Nature has caused thousands of species to disappear
Fire is part of nature, shouldn’t be put out.
Rainbow Serpent like a God.
They can sense spiritual sites, which ones are most important, can predict when water will dry up. Cannot cross another tribe’s land without permission, not that way any more.
Rock Art not important anymore
Aborigines one of the 1st people
Same totems can’t marry
Inbreeds become stupid
4-5 in family, some lived to be 100, some had more than 1 wife
Buried in trees, graves cremated, embalmed, wrapped up bones and put in a tree.
Some tribes cut off heads, can’t find skulls
Rainbow Serpent has been seen, snake, similar as meeting god, an Angel.
He made all water
Compare to Loch Ness Monster only certain people see it.
Snake is more feeling than visual. Like a God, if you believe it there, like wind blowing.
We believe God is our creator, they believe Rainbow Serpent is creator
Rainbow Serpent created everything and watches over us, only tribal Elders meet him. Came from Sun
Rock art is like map, can only paint in own territory. Age is only guess, no records
Tribe tablet, only tribal elder has it; they don’t know where they came from some still in their culture. Women can be leaders but men usually leaders, it’s through blood. If no one in bloodline, next best takes over.
Suicide disgrace, no suicide didn’t see burden could die when they wanted, spiritual way when depressed, they talk to themselves
No better learning than life learning, knowledge not important it’s how you feel about it.
Govt. structured like ours 1200 different tribes
Still are tribes no one knows about not all of Au. Has been explored. People living underground. Didn’t know what to think of whites at first
Time for everything Ted believes in UFOs
If we would be more trusting everything would be provided.
Aborigines would swim in water with crocodiles, they would only take people who had done something wrong, they still swim with them ,they also believe the only time you get sick of a disease is if you did something wrong, the head heals lives, when someone dies dried them out, wrapped in leaves and bark took them home and put in trees.
Living and dead a link between the present culture and its mythic logical origin. Older paintings were said to have been done by spirits from the dream time. Mime spirits are ET’s Aborigines are still proud won’t rummage through garbage or paint graffiti on restroom.
Sacred Site a place where aborigines find a manifestation of divine power, a sense of contact with creative form
All nature is sacred, but in creation place spirit power manifests more readily these are place where great events of creation took place, members of a group share common totem each individual has totem.
They are starting to move into the white society.
The author has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!
He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.
For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, www.journeysthrulife.com.
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A small town traveler finds adventure and intrigue while investigating a new found spirituality. Learning self-discovery, and new age thought the author ventures on a journey to the outback of Australia where he learns the ways of the aborigines and in the process discovers a new way of life. Less Beginning in America’s heartland follow the author into a foreign land and culture, travel to the outback of Australia and discover the ways and teachings of the Australian aborigine. Discover with the author a journey of self-discovery and of a way of life and culture that is slowly being forgotten and lost.
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