For thousands of years Aboriginal groups in central New South Wales marked important ceremonial sites by carving beautiful, ornate designs on the trunks of trees. The carvings, comprising symbolic motifs, intricate swirls, circles and zigzags, were intended to be long-lasting but, instead, only a handful of the trees on which they were carved are still alive today.
This Aboriginal man wearing tribal headdress is so cool. When I was in Australia I took a tour of the outback and since then have read many books about the history around the culture. I only read nonfiction and find this culture and the Australian history sad and yet inspiring! www.DebBixler.com
Indigenous Australians. In the US and Canada, Indigenous people are given official recognition as 'first nations' people. In New Zealand, they have Waitangi Day. In Australia they are marginalised by the government and given intervention after intervention rather than real solutions.