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1. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 7y

This is an interesting map that shows the various and many tribal regions of Australia.

http://www.decs.sa.gov.au/corporate/files/pages/aboriginal_aust/ab_aust_full.pdf

2. Posted by Erik85 (Respected Member 274 posts) 7y

Ahh yes I saw this in a university lecture once!

It's fascinating - I think each different area had a different language - up to around 300 all up I believe! Sometimes it's hard to believe (and sad) that Australia was once a place of so many different tribes and cultures.

3. Posted by lavenlaar (Budding Member 46 posts) 7y

Quoting Erik85

Ahh yes I saw this in a university lecture once!

It's fascinating - I think each different area had a different language - up to around 300 all up I believe! Sometimes it's hard to believe (and sad) that Australia was once a place of so many different tribes and cultures.

It STILL DOES ! lol - not just Aboriginal
Which Australia do you live in ?

4. Posted by Erik85 (Respected Member 274 posts) 7y

Quoting lavenlaar

It STILL DOES ! lol - not just Aboriginal
Which Australia do you live in ?

Don't get what you're referring to....I live in the Woiworung tribal area ;)

5. Posted by lavenlaar (Budding Member 46 posts) 7y

Quoting Erik85

Sometimes it's hard to believe (and sad) that Australia was once a place of so many different tribes and cultures.

this bit ...

6. Posted by aussie101 (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

G'day mates.First of all my parents are actually 60% aboriginal,and i'm about 34% aboriginal and what i know is that theres a secrete tribe of aboriginal people that live in the vast,open ares of a wonderous but very deadly place called NEVER NEVER.Its a desert near noth east of west australia,and if you want to learn more about these people then your going to have travel either by foot or by car in order to get a fair dinkum chance to meet these awesome long lost people of the out back.But make sure you have an aboriginal guide to get you through never never or else the min min lights will eat you alive.

7. Posted by Erik85 (Respected Member 274 posts) 7y

Quoting lavenlaar

Quoting Erik85

Sometimes it's hard to believe (and sad) that Australia was once a place of so many different tribes and cultures.

this bit ...

I was referring to indigenous culture in the context that a lot of this has died after the country has been colonised, industry taking over their traditional hunter-gatherer lifestyles, white Australians having power over indigenous people, etc.

Of course I know in general (referring to global cultures) how multicultural we are :)

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 24, 2008, at 9:43 PM by Erik85 ]