The Original Australians: Story of the Aboriginal People

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Offering insight into the life and experiences of the world’s oldest culture, this account of Australia’s Aboriginal history spans the mythologies of the Dreamtime through the modern-day problems within the community. Culture and history enthusiasts will get answers to such questions as Where did the Aborigines come from and when? How did they survive in such a harsh environment? and What was the traditional role of Aboriginal women? This story emphasizes the resilience and adaptability of the Aboriginal ...

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Overview

Offering insight into the life and experiences of the world’s oldest culture, this account of Australia’s Aboriginal history spans the mythologies of the Dreamtime through the modern-day problems within the community. Culture and history enthusiasts will get answers to such questions as Where did the Aborigines come from and when? How did they survive in such a harsh environment? and What was the traditional role of Aboriginal women? This story emphasizes the resilience and adaptability of the Aboriginal people, especially throughout their relationship with the Europeans who eventually colonized the continent.

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". . . An intriguing and accessible history for anyone, from overseas visitors to Australians . . ."  —Sydney Morning Herald

"Another enthralling account by Josephine Flood . . . her enduring respect for her fellow humans underwrites every part of her exploration of the life and times of the Aboriginal people."  —Pat O'Shane, Magistrate

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781741148725
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,256,529
  • Product dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Josephine Flood is a prominent archaeologist, a former director of the Aboriginal heritage section of the Australian Heritage Commission, and a recipient of the Centenary Medal. She is the author of Archaeology of the Dreamtime and The Riches of Ancient Australia.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2015

    I am a high school sophomore, who decided to read this book for

    I am a high school sophomore, who decided to read this book for a research project on the Aboriginals. Though the book is well written and organized, I found it difficult to follow and to understand the text as I was reading. I would recommend this book to those who enjoy reading about the history and exploration of Australia. I would also recommend this book to those who enjoy learning about cultures and traditions, because Flood does a good job in elaborating the lifestyles of the Aboriginals. Flood’s writing goal was “to provide an up-to-date account that answers the most commonly asked questions about the First Australians" but unfortunately, in my opinion I do not think she answered some of the questions, that crossed my mind while reading (xi). Sometimes she would mention a topic, such as rock art, and then move on without explaining what exactly rock art is and the importance of it to Aboriginal culture. Although my overall view on the book is negative, it provided me with some interesting facts about the Aboriginal culture and their belief system. Though the book provides plenty of information and insight to Aboriginal life and history, it did not provide me with a clear understanding of the original Australians.  

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