Australian Aborigines Aborigine = “native” Hunters Land sacred Polytheistic Arrived in Australia over 40,000 years ago (yes, really, not a typo) MAORI: Indigenous peoples of New Zealand
Depicts deep meaning told through stories Symbols represent natural surroundings. Thunder & Lightening ABORIGINAL ARTWORK
“First Fleet”: 11 British ships sailed from England (1787) to est. colony in Australia. Seeking: spices, tea, luxury goods. Cleared land for agriculture & farming, relocated aborigines. Australian Gold Rush (1851) brought Europeans. British convicts built infrastructure. After WWII, Australian gov’t promoted European immigration.
Australia: developed, modern free market economy. Abundant natural resources Impacted by US/European Economic issues. New Zealand: economy: Wool, switched to exporting frozen meat/dairy products as a result of colonization.
Australia: greenhouse gas pollution a MAJOR problem – 2010 govt enacted controls. Education in the isolated Outback: School via radio, email, video, satellite. 90% of population of Australia: European descent