Gnowee is a Wotjobaluk (Aboriginal people of south-eastern Australia) Solar…
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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.

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.

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original. Beautiful. What stories he could share. Such wisdom lives within his eyes. He is a journey within himself. First Australian.

original. Beautiful. What stories he could share. Such wisdom lives within his eyes. He is a journey within himself. First Australian.

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An native Australian, who are called Aborigines. During my trip, we will be learning about the Aborigines and experience the culture.

An native Australian, who are called Aborigines. During my trip, we will be learning about the Aborigines and experience the culture.

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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

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

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Australia | Portrait of an Aborigine medicine woman.  Tjapukai Aboriginal Park, Queensland | ©Annie Griffiths Belt

Australia | Portrait of an Aborigine medicine woman. Tjapukai Aboriginal Park, Queensland | ©Annie Griffiths Belt

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Australian Aborigines | Australia Aboriginal (47751). aboriginal, australia : Photo Agency ...

Australian Aborigines | Australia Aboriginal (47751). aboriginal, australia : Photo Agency ...

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Dreamtime Sisters by Colleen Wallace Nungari depicts the ancestral spirit figures Irrernte-arenye (Dreamtime sisters) of the Eastern Arrernte, Aboriginal people in Central Australia

Dreamtime Sisters by Colleen Wallace Nungari depicts the ancestral spirit figures Irrernte-arenye (Dreamtime sisters) of the Eastern Arrernte, Aboriginal people in Central Australia

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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.

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.

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