It is important that on Australia day we Australians Should celebrate not only our great achievements but also what we have become and where we stand as a nation. It is important that we continue our traditions of individuality, equality, Tolerance and mate ship, these are the values are the centre our Australian cultural identity. On this day consider the icons and the iconic landmarks that represent our nation and people. One of the most prominent being is the world’s largest Monoliths Ayers Rock known as Uluru. Ayers Rock rising majestically more than 348m out of the flat desert surface and 863 above sea level, this ideal landmark represents the struggle the native owners had to endure for rights and search for freedom. It holds significance …show more content…
It was William Christie Gosse due to exploration. It soon became a symbol of the Australian people 75 years later more than 2 million people around the world have seen and still everyday seeing the magnificent monolith as it became a popular travel destination. Uluru is one of the most sacred place in Australia its culture is entwined with the aboriginal culture. To the Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara and Anangu tribes, Ayers Rock represents the living essence of their beliefs. The rock also represents Australia as a symbolic heart of the outback because it has had a central role in the Australian identity. These representations of Uluru can be found in a diverse range of texts, from diary’s, news articles and …show more content…
However, Ayers Rock is now structured as an ideal tourist attraction, majestic place, sacred and spiritual. Written by Richard Moore and published by the web wombat, this article shows Uluru as a place to go for holidays. It is also presenting Uluru as a tourist attraction, over 400,000 tourist a year, not only are they there for the world largest monolith but also around Uluru there are hotels, camping grounds and Resorts. As a result in this text Ayers rock stands as a symbol Attraction for all the people around the world willing to travel to the centre Northern Territory to see and climb Ayers Rock. The power of Ayers Rock as a symbolic icon of the Australian identity the writer says Uluru and the surrounding Kata Tjuta National park is Spiritual this reflects to aboriginal side but also the ancestral decent part of the European, Australia and aboriginal that have all played part in the Australia history. This positions the audience to believe that aboriginals all share a part about our Australian
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In 1985, Australian Government returned the land to the Aboriginals and a joint management was set up by the Aboriginals and the Government to manage the area together. Since 2002, the name of the monolith stands as Uluru/Ayers Rock. Over the years, 1600 metres of walking tracks, shade shelter, toilets and a variety of other facilities had been built to contribute with business tourism at Uluru. Today there are guided tours around Uluru where you can learn more about the traditional of Anangu’s culture, tradition and history, and at the same time, you can enjoy the changing colours of Uluru at Sunset and at
Since colonisation in 1788 Europeans believed the Aboriginal peoples to be a primitive race with no societal structures in place because their system did not resemble one that was recognizable or fit within it did not resemble a system that was recognizable by white settlers. National identity is believed to be a general concept that referred to a broad set of codes with a shared understanding within a nation, and the sense of belonging that is reinforced through myths, symbols, media activities, and everyday practices (Carter, 2006, p. 7; Van Krieken et al., 2017, pp. 234-244). Australia is now regarded as a diverse country with an identity that has evolved over time and will continue to do so. For Indigenous Australians to conform to this national identity, they had to assimilate and give up their values, beliefs, and cultural rights to become more like white Australia.
Australia Day is one of the most unique national day’s in the world throughout history, celebrating the day of when our ancestors first arrived on the borders of Australia, in 1788. Rather than unite people as one whole though, the spirited outcome of this event isn’t what as anticipated by everyone and has divided the Australian society for good. And so it should be held at an alternative date, where Australian citizens feel worthy of their identity and not cheated by it. However, the celebration shouldn’t be adapted to like that of other commemorations like ANZAC day. Essentially, this day will always be a tragic memory for the indigenous and be viewed as the invasion of their homeland.
In his article “Steel Axes for Stone-Age Australians,” Lauriston Sharp discusses the traditional Yir Yoront culture of Australia in the mid 1930s and the importance and function of the stone axe in the in terms of technology, conduct, and belief in the culture. Sharp evaluates that the colonization of various Europeans had resulted into the introduction of new technologies that they had brought along with them. The article mainly focuses on the steel axes that were introduced which outweighed the stone axes previously used by these people and has thus drastically affected the Yir Yoront culture. Ultimately, the author concludes that the traditional culture of this aboriginal tribe had collapsed and a new culture incorporated with European values
Uluru is a massive sandstone in the Northern Territory. Uluru is sacred land towards the indigenous people of Australia, and was originally geologically formed by the big crustal blocks that formed Australian continent being brought together by a block called Musgrave Province (abc.net.au) was pushed from the south of Australia creating mountains. Uluru is a unique place many people visit mainly because of the “rock art” in the shelters at Mala Walk, Kuniya Walk and Mutitjulu waterhole. Traditionally the indigenous people would make their paint from natural elements like naturals minerals, mixed with water, or sometimes animals fat. The common colours used were red, yellow, orange, white, grey and black.
Place names are very important to Aboriginal people, because the names of places give useful information. For example, certain names gives insight on places that are good for hunting, fishing, or it can also give a great description of the land. So when certain people are traveling, they used these names, as a guide to know where to stop, or what places to avoid. One of the most unique things about place names, is that some are used when telling stories about people 's experiences on the land. This is what makes the Innu culture so different from others, they use their environment, and the land that surrounds them to spread memories to their friends, and family
The Gallipoli campaign had supplied for the first time a self named identity seen by many. 100 years later after the cease fire on November 11, 1918, we as a proud nation commemorate the ANZAC character every year on the 25th of April. We see that in source 12 that not only our own nation commemorates the ANZAC spirit but others also recognise the ANZAC 's. The photograph shows the Queen and the Royal Family with Prime Minister Menzies showing tribute to the ANZAC troops on the 50th Anniversary. (1923 poem by Joan Torrance source 10) this source shows the excessive emotions of dignity, and heightened awareness of fanaticism in Australia.
Celebrating Australia day is like holding a party without inviting the hosts. While many Australians celebrate this holiday, they have little knowledge behind the events that occurred and why it is celebrated. If I’m honest, I haven’t been brought up, like many of my generation, to understand and acknowledge the events which occurred on this day. Instead for as long as I can remember I have seen the day as a public holiday where mum drags us to a boring family gathering, to play backyard cricket and observe the adults consume excessive amounts of alcoholic beverages. According to a poll conducted by Review Partners, much of the Australian population are unable to accurately name the event
The miners in the Eureka Stockade fought as hard as they could to change the gold licences to be fair. The Eureka Stockade shaped Australians colony, because we wouldn’t have as much democracy today. In the Eureka Stockade some of the key figures were John Humffray Basson, Peter Lalor, Timothy Hayes and Anastasia Hayes, with the miners. Robort Rede and Governer Hayes, with the Governor.
Like the movie Gallipoli, Crocodile Dundee influenced Australia in a number of different ways. These films generated global good will for Australia which in turn created a step incline in tourism, especially from the United States. “Crocodile Dundee put Australia on the map in America,” said Julian Redwood who is a director of the documentary ‘selling Australia’ which looked into the film's impact. She also stated that “Hogan’s character shaped the American view of Australia and is still relevant today.” which shows that Crocodile Dundee’s careful use of characterisation effects on how the rest of the world sees Australia are bases and a main source of influence to many following films. Crocodile Dundee promoted the country to be a destination
Australia is still Australia, riding around on our kangaroos wearing our silly hats, but the real identity of Australia is so much deeper. The problems we have now may not be the same problems we have later, but Australians will always remember them as being what has made Australia what is
When it comes to Australia 's rugged outback scenery Crocodile Dundee takes the cake. The stunning Australian outback is superbly presented in this movie. The Kakadu National Park and the stunning scenery of the Northern Territory with its wetlands, swamps, dry bush and mountain ranges are unique to the Australian landscape. ‘Crocodile Dundee is a Comedy that exemplifies the traits of a true blue “aussie bloke”, unpretentious, tough, laid back and a larrikin. At the same time it includes some of the iconic images of the Australian outback.