Australia: Aboriginal Life in the Outback

Aborigines still live in the outback

Despite continued efforts by the Australian government, many aborigines still live as they have for thousands  of years. Shunning modern Australian life styles, many Australian aborigines still pitch a humpie, a small shelter made from sticks, and sleep under the stars.
In many cases the government has provided them with housing, and the aborigines in turn sleep outside behind the government buildings. For them, life in Australia hasn’t changed much , After spending so many generations living in the outback, the aborigines find it extremely hard to adapt to a new way of life. They have lost their culture and possibly a purpose for them to exist, unless we can learn to integrate their ways into our culture .
That would be extremely beneficial to us all. We could learn much from them. Let’s hope they don’t disappear, it would be a great loss to the world.

 

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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 website.www.journeysthrulife.com

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Travel to the outback of Australia, discover the ways and teachings of the Australian aborigine.A journey of self discovery and of a way of life and culture that is slowly being forgotten and lost.

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Meeting Aborigine Youth, Down by the Riverside

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Aborigine Boys Checking out my Camera

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While attending an Aborigine songfest,(ceremonies depicting the ancient culture of the aborigines,) near Laura in the northern part of Queensland, Australia. I had the opportunity to spend an afternoon by the Laura River watching a group of young children playing in the water. Most were kicking a soccer ball around so I started taking photos. After a while curiosity got the best of them and a group of boys came over to investigate. My photo equipment fascinated them, so I showed them how to focus and take photos. The boys were quite polite and well behaved, even though their parents were no where to be found. After the photo sessons, play resumed and I wound up shooting over 3 rolls of film before play was halted, just in time for dinner.


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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Australia: Songfest depicting Aboriginal life

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Ancient Aboriginal Cultural Dance

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In many ways, the Australian aborigines still maintain  their ancient culture. While visiting the Laura River area in northern  Queensland, I had the opportunity to attend a songfest or corroboree.  The aborigine people are very proud of their heritage, as they should be. Many are still highly sensitive to nature and  their surroundings. The original settlers of Australia, many claim to have lived here for 40,000 years or more.

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Gary is a travel writer and photographer living in Sarasota, Florida. He has a website featuring  more photos and articles and also has published a book featuring the life of the modern day aborigine.

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Australia: Outback Pubs

  Staple of the Australian outback , Pubs

If you want to find interesting facts about Australia, stop at one of these little jewels in the outback. Each and every one of them are unique and different, as well as the unique characters that frequent them. From Drovers to residents  and aborigines, Every visitor has their own story.
These places tell you what life in Australia is really like. An hour can be spent reading the pub signs which dot the wall, in a typical pub every square inch of the walls are covered with unique ,interesting, and humorous signs. Of course every pub has a pool table and a heated match isn’t hard to drum up. If you visit the “land down under” be sure to drop in on least one of these priceless establishments.

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 website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

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Australia: Broke down in the Kakadu WWF

       Australia: A Kakadu Adventure

      Heading for Cooinda in Kakadu WWF

 

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The hot Australian sun was setting as we sped towards our campground at Cooinda, located in Kakadu WWF in Australia’s Northern Territory. Still miles away from our destination, I suddenly caught the smell of burning metal. This is not a good sign when miles away from anything in the middle of the outback. Pulling over to the side of the dirt road, our driver seemed unconcerned,”Just get out of the bus, have a beer and take some photos and we will be on our way soon.” Was his comment.
Thinking the bus would never run again, I departed. Sure enough in about 20 minutes the bus started and we were on our way.
Knowing we still had two days left on our trip, I asked if another bus was coming to pick us up. He replied that it was, however no bus ever arrived.
Believe it or not the bus ran for 2 more days, long enough to get us to our hotel. However the engine blew  5 minuets later , never to be operational again. So it is with aboriginal folk lore.

Gary is a travel writer and photographer living in Sarasota,Florida. He has a website featuring  more photos and articles and also has published a book featuring his experiences in the out back.

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Australia: Camping in the Outback

              Australia: Camping in the Outback

           Australian Walkabout; Camping in the Outback

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Our fifth night out from Alice Springs found us in this campground on the Alligator River , just a short drive from Darwin. We had been in the Australian outback for almost a month and over half that time we had spent camping on the ground, just like in the photo. As much as we were ready to sleep in a bed, the last month had been quite an adventure, our own walkabout. While in this campground, a peacock had wandered through the swags(sleeping bags) at dawn, what a sight! During that month I had learned many interesting facts about Australia, it would stay with me a lifetime.

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Gary is a travel writer and photographer living in Sarasota, Florida. He has a website featuring  more photos and articles and also has published a book featuring the lives of the Australian aborigine

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Australia: Aboriginal Life

Young Aboriginal Boy


Aborigine boyThis young boy is very indicative of how the aborigine people live today. Despite efforts made by the Australian government to help them enter the modern world, many aborigines today still live in the bush and carry on the traditions of early aborigine life. Many times the government gives them housing , but they still choose to sleep outside.

Even today, A Walkabout remains an important part of their life.

 

 

 

 

 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!

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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 website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

Australialife

At this period of time in the history of man, there is probably more individual searching being done into the theories behind the origin of the human race,what happens after death,the possibility of life on other planets, and what our relationship is to these life forms, if they do exist.

There are millions of people who are questioning the existence of God, who he really is, and what is my relationship with him? Is he someone who mysteriously floats around on a cloud watching and judging us from above like some bigger than life Santa Claus, or is he, like many of the esoteric sciences claim, a part of our inner Self, whom we have constant contact with, someone whom we and everything in the universe are connected and are thus one? Each of us in our own way is experiencing what God is, and thus we are each a part of God, thus we are God!

This book is a brief account of my search for my own truth as I know it today, although , many times the people with me seemed to experience nothing or a totally different reality, everything stated actually happened, according to my own perception.

It has been an exciting search,at times very frustrating, very rewarding, and above all, fulfilling.

My main purpose in writing this book is to show that anyone, even a bashful unfamous country boy can have these awakenings, you don’t have to be wealthy or well-known to find your connection to Divine Source.

I began taking notes for this book over thirty years ago, at the time, writing a book was the farthest thing from my mind. My only thought was to have a journal to read when I got older.

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