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date: 25 May 2019

Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (Australia) 

Source:
A Dictionary of Contemporary World History
Author(s):

Christopher Riches,

Jan Palmowski

The original inhabitants of Australia, whose existence there is thought to go back some 40,000 years. They were semi-nomadic hunters whose value systems included common use, and a spiritual appreciation of the land. Their population is estimated to have been between 300,000 and 700,000 before white settlement began in ... ...

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