Aboriginal dating site australia

21 May

Custodian Reg Abrahams said the region around the observatory seemed to have once had semi-permanent villages with evidence of early fishing and farming practices."If you're going to have a stone arrangement where you mark off the seasons throughout the year with the solstices and equinoxes, it kind of makes sense if you're at least most of the year in one specific location to do that," he said."So if that's the case, it would make sense if you're near permanent food and water sources."He said there were areas where eel traps would have been set up and even signs of "gilgies", or terraces used in farming."You see a lot of agricultural and aquacultural practices, so evidence of this agriculture may go back tens of thousands of years, pre-dating what anthropologists commonly think of as the dawn of agriculture which is about 11,000 years ago in Mesopotamia," he said.Dr Hamacher said early first Australians had complex knowledge systems."They understand very well the motions of the sun, the moon, the planets and the stars throughout the year and over longer periods of time," he said."White Australians don't generally recognise that the history of colonialism has erased that, so what we're doing is helping the communities piece that information back together by working with communities."Traditional owners like Judy Dalton-Walsh say research into the site and Aboriginal astronomy means that the knowledge can continue to be passed on."We learnt at school the European names for the stars and the Milky Way and it's also good to know that we traditionally had a name for them as well. The Land Rights Act is a fundamental piece of social reform.The latest European scientific reports date Aboriginal occupation of northern Australia from at least 60,000 years ago but it was a little over one hundred years ago that the first missionaries and mineral prospectors arrived in Central Australia .In the early 1880s the day was known as ‘First Landing’, ‘Anniversary Day’ or ‘Foundation Day’.In 1946 the Commonwealth and state governments agreed to unify the celebrations on January 26 and call it ‘Australia Day’.

The Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 was the first attempt by an Australian government to legally recognise the Aboriginal system of land ownership and put into law the concept of inalienable freehold title.They were soon joined by government officers and pastoralists with cattle and sheep which fouled the waterholes and grazed on the bush tucker Aboriginal people relied on.Aboriginal people resisted the colonisation of their land.A National Australia Day Council, founded in 1979, views Australia Day as “a day to reflect on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation,” and a “day for us to re-commit to making Australia an even better place for the generations to come”.To many Aboriginal Australians there is little to celebrate and it is a commemoration of a deep loss.