Aboriginal Australian Culture

Andrea Leyden
Flashcards by Andrea Leyden, updated more than 1 year ago
Andrea Leyden
Created by Andrea Leyden about 6 years ago


Learn more about the history of Indigenous Australians also know as Aboriginal people with this flashcard deck.

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Aboriginal Australian Culture Aboriginal people have been in Australia for more than 100,000 years
Aboriginal Practices and Ceremonies
Bora A Bora is an initiation ceremony in which young boys (Kippas) become men.
Corroboree A corroboree is a ceremonial meeting for Australian Aboriginal people.
Fire-stick farming Fire-stick farming is the practice of regularly and systematically burning patches of vegetation used in Central to Northern Australia to facilitate hunting, to reduce the frequency of major bush-fires, and to change the composition of plant and animal species in an area.
A Smoking Ceremony A smoking ceremony is a cleansing ritual performed on special occasions.
Tjurunga Tjurunga or churinga are objects of religious significance by Central Australian Aboriginal Arrernte (Aranda, Arundta) groups.
Walkabout Walkabout refers to an unconfirmed but commonly held belief that Australian Aborigines would undergo a rite of passage journey during adolescence by living in the wilderness for six months
Aboriginal Belief systems
Dreamtime The Dreaming is considered to be both the ancient time of creation and the present day reality of Dreaming.
The Rainbow Serpent The Rainbow Serpent is a major ancestral being for many Aboriginal people across Australia.
Baiame or Bunjil Baiame or Bunjil are regarded as the primary creator-spirits in South-East Australia
Aboriginal Music
Didgeridoo The didgeridoo is commonly considered the national instrument of Australian Aborigines.
Clapping sticks Clapping sticks are an Aboriginal musical instrument which help maintain rhythm
Aboriginal Traditional Recreation
Marn Grook Marn Grook is a type of football played with possum hide.
Weet Weet Weet Weet is a popular children's game in some parts of Australia, it's also known as throwing the play stick
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