Jawoyn

Indigenous Peoples The Jawoyn are a group of Aboriginal Australians living in the Northern Territory, Australia. Key Links https://www.jawoyn.org.au https://www.jawoyn.org.au/single-post/2018/03/20/It-Took-11-Years—The-Jawoyn-Struggle-for-Land-Rights https://twitter.com/jawoyn https://www.nitmiluktours.com.au Embedded Tweets Powerful speech by Jawoyn Chair Lisa Mumbin – “Our love for our country will never die. I feel the presence of my elders who are here with me in spirit today. …

The Riverina

The Riverina is an agricultural region of South-Western New South Wales (NSW), Australia. The Riverina is distinguished from other Australian regions by the combination of flat plains, warm to hot climate and an ample supply of water for irrigation. The Riverina includes three cities; Wagga Wagga, Albury and Griffith. Other large towns include Leeton, Deniliquin, …

Adelaide

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Cityscape Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia and located north of the Fleurieu Peninsula, on the Adelaide Plains between the Gulf St Vincent and the low-lying Mount Lofty Ranges which surround the city. Tandanya is the Kaurna (pronounced Garn-na) Aboriginal name for the Adelaide city area and was for many thousands of years, …

Australia Slang

Word cloud Even a drongo can use a dongle! Traveler Tip: If you are uncertain about a particular expression or word, just say, ‘Hang on a moment, I’m not quite sure what you’re on about.’ Featured Words Billabong Makarrata Walkabout Top Faves: Waddaya reckon? Arvo = Afternoon As fit as a mallee bull = Very …

Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia

Buzzwords Human occupation of Australia started about 65,000 years ago with successive waves of immigration from south and southeast Asia. Archaeologists continue to revise the date of early settlements. Today Aboriginal Australians conserve the oldest culture in the world. The word ‘aboriginal’ has appeared in the English language since the 17th century and means ‘first or earliest known, indigenous.’ …

Walkabout

Walkabout = In Australian Aboriginal society, Walkabout is a rite of passage during which males undergo a journey during adolescence, typically ages 10 to 16, and live in the wilderness for a period as long as six months to make the spiritual and traditional transition into manhood. – Wikipedia Planeta.com Walk Australia Australia Slang

Gundijtmara

Indigenous Peoples The Gunditjmara are an Indigenous Australian people of southwestern Victoria. They are the traditional owners of the areas now encompassing Warrnambool, Port Fairy, Woolsthorpe and Portland. Elsewhere on the Web http://www.standard.net.au/story/4701465/new-gunditjmara-ceo-open-to-change Wiki Gunditjmara – Wikipedia Planeta.com Budj Bim National Park and Cultural Landscape Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia Victoria

Billabong

Billabong = a branch of a river forming a backwater or stagnant pool, made by water flowing from the main stream during a flood. Origin mid 19th century: from Wiradhuri bilabang (originally as the name of the Bell River, New South Wales), from billa ‘water’ + bang ‘channel that is dry except after rain.’ Embedded …