The Face of Melbourne

The Face of Melbourne The first time I noticed the building was from the ANZAC memorial, far off in the distance a black and white face 32 storeys tall staring back at me. It was far away but I could make out the portrait clearly. I was intrigued and needed to know more about theContinue reading “The Face of Melbourne”

The long walk

To finish my posts about Aboriginal culture in Australia  I would like to cover a few areas where Aboriginal culture is present in current Australian society that I haven’t already mentioned. It is still a long road to reduce the social gap and a continuous battle raise awareness for their struggle. I want to begin with TheContinue reading “The long walk”

Aboriginals in Tourism

With the encouragement of the Australian Government Aboriginal tourism has been established as a way for the indigenous people to tell their story in their own way. These people can now share their cultural insights, traditional practices and contemporary concerns with international visitors and non-Indigenous Australians. The Indigenous people of Australia see this type ofContinue reading “Aboriginals in Tourism”

Dreamtime

Australian Aboriginals are bound by a belief that interconnects them with the land, spirituality, law and care of the environment. The Dreamtime is the period of creation where humans and other life-forms emerged from the earth creating all living things and landscapes we see today. Creation beliefs can vary across Australia but they are allContinue reading “Dreamtime”

History of Australian Aboriginals

It is predicted that there were around 300,000 Aboriginal people living in Australia when the British arrived in 1788. The Indigenous Australia’s lived in small family groups and lived a semi-nomadic life, moving with the changes in the seasons. At certain times large groups would meet for social, ceremonial and trade purposes, it is estimatedContinue reading “History of Australian Aboriginals”

Australian Music

Today is Australia Day. During Australia Day friends and family will gather together to celebrate Australian culture around the barbecue and have a few beers. Many parties will center around the radio while they listen to the Triple J Hottest 100, a countdown of the last years greatest tracks. And when I say greatest tracksContinue reading “Australian Music”

Kakadu National Park – Ubirr Lookout

Following up from a previous post about the Aboriginal rock art in the Kakadu National Park I wanted to share a short video made at the Ubirr site where some of the oldest rock art can be found. Below is my view from the Ubirr lookout into Armen Land, unfortunately I wasn’t there at sunset.Continue reading “Kakadu National Park – Ubirr Lookout”