Drugs and Alcohol in The Aborigine Culture

 

photo shows tow aboriginal boys

The hazards of the aboriginal peoples losing their heritage

Written by:Gary Wonning

One of the most disturbing things we saw, another photographer and I ventured down to the river and observed several children playing in the water, several hundred hypodermic needles and beer bottles were floating nearby.

Alcoholism and drug abuse is a major problem among the aborigines, they have lost their purpose in life. They have lived in the outback for thousands of years and know no other way. Regardless of how much the government helps them, they are unable to adapt.

photo of Ayres rock

The aborigines of Australia

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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2 Comments

  1. “they have lost their purpose in life. They have lived in the outback for thousands of years and know no other way. Regardless of how much the government helps them, they are unable to adapt”

    The author has an incredibly limited view of the issues in Aboriginal communities, a stunningly inaccurate assessment of the “help” govt really offers, & quite clearly has spent little to no time interacting with Aboriginal people on any MEANINGFUL level.

    Had he ever done so, this shameful piece would never have been written, let alone published in his name for all the world to see.

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    • I stand by my article, I have the utmost respect for the aborigines. the aborigines as well as many other cultures need to learn to advance and take care of themselves. No one can do it for them. Just like the American Indian, some climb out of poverty, but they must want to do it on their own. The best thing government can do is get out of the way.

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