The Aborigines - Australia

ZOONAR GMBH LBRF / age fotostock Aboriginal drawings
Aboriginal drawings

Aboriginal painting figures on several types of supports, including the interior walls of caves.

Discover The Aborigines

In Australia, it is above all the culture of the "native people", the Aborigines, which arouses most interest in travellers. After having been persecuted for a long time, the Aborigine people, although not returning to their rightful place, are gradually managing to assert their identity in Australian society. As well as traditional items, such as the boomerang and didjeridoo (a wind instrument made out of a eucalyptus branch), Aborigine artists also produce traditional works (paintings on bark and sculptures representing "dreams") as well as plays, ballets or contemporary music.

© Corbis / age fotostock Aboriginal hunting
Aboriginal hunting

The "Bush Tucker" or Man of the Tribe is responsible for harvesting and hunting.

Marina Bolow / 123RF Cave paintings
Cave paintings

The Aborigines left behind a large number of cave paintings, especially in Carnavan National Park.

Ilia Torlin / 123RF The Tjapukai Aborigines
The Tjapukai Aborigines

Tjapukai is about 15 mintues away from the city of Cairns.

Colin Coomber / 123RF Painting with dirt
Painting with dirt

The Aborigines used paint made of dirt to create images.

Nico Smit / 123RF The paintings at Kakadu National Park
The paintings at Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park appears on the UNESCO World Heritage list for both its cultural and natural value.

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