Australia’s Aboriginal Heritage
A visit to Australia would not be complete without an encounter with its uniquely complex and ancient indigenous culture. Historians claim that indigenous people have lived on the continent for at least 50,000 years, with many now believing this figure to be an underestimation. Modern Australian culture has been shaped by the influence of indigenous art, music, dance, food and spirituality, particularly in relation to the profound connection between these people to the ancient landscape and the spirituality of the Dreaming.
A visit to Kakadu, Darwin, Uluru, Kings Canyon, Finke Gorge National Park, the MacDonnell Ranges, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, the Kimberly, the Simpson Desert, the Kimberly, the Daintree, Coorong or Gippsland will help you get in touch with the past and present of this important piece of the Australian identity. This is only a starting point – if you stop to look closer and investigate any national park or town centre in Australia, you will find a story, an artwork or an individual connecting it to the indigenous culture. What you will find will both fascinate and move you.
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