Australia: Aborigines and drugs

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Aborigines and Drugs

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One of  the sadder aspects of the native aborigine’s life is the introduction of drugs and alcohol into their lives. I took this photo while a bunch of children were playing soccer near the Laura River. The river was covered with syringes, there were more drugs in this water than in your local Walgreens.
The Aborigines have lost their culture and their way,after living in the outback for thousands of years of living in the Australian outback they have a hard time adapting to modern culture. The Australian government have tried, there are all sorts of programs to help them. However, the government will give them housing and they will sleep outside behind the buildings, because that is what they have done for 40,000 years.

As a result of loosing their purpose and focus, many have turned to drugs and alcohol. The native Australians have many things they could teach us, hopefully their culture won’t disappear before modern man learns these valuable lessons.

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Gary 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 hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his

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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.  
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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