Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islanders Cultural Analysis

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The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have the oldest surviving cultural history in the world, going back 50,000 – 65,000 years. The aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders were hunter – gatherers who were well adapted to the land and the environment. Within these indigenous cultures there were hundreds of different languages spoken, therefore each indigenous culture had their own significant cultural and spiritual identity. The British first arrived in Australia in 1770, and labelled the land as ‘Terra Nullius’ (no man’s land). Between 1788 – 1900, it is estimated that the indigenous population of Australia was reduced by 90% due to the introduction of new disease, settler acquisition of indigenous lands, direct and violent conflict with the colonisers (Australians Together, 2016).…show more content…
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