The aboriginals are the indigenous people of Australia. Indigenous means that they were the first people to live in the country of Australia. Their traditions date back thousands of years and many of these are still practiced today including religious festivals, playing unique instruments such as the didgeridoo and creating incredible art work through traditional dot painting.
Head below for some fun facts about the Aboriginals
TOP 5 FACTS ABOUT THE ABORIGINALS
• Their unique instrument, the Didgeridoo is over 1,500 years old and is still played today by many Australians.
• They believe the world was created by a Rainbow Serpent, turning the earth from a flat plain to the vibrant place we live in today.
• To hunt they use a special hunting Boomerang. A curved stick that when thrown properly actually returns to the thrower! Incredible.
• The traditional art of dot painting is used to help tell stories of the Dreamtime (their spiritual belief). Each shape means something different. Circles can mean water holes and a curve can mean a camp or camp fire.
• Uluru is a huge rock situated in the middle of Australia. It is sacred to the Aboriginal people as a place where their ancestors live as spirits.