Aboriginal Peoples: On Australia for Many Millennia and Looking to the Future
Australia is a far-away destination for travelers based in most other parts of the world. Its remoteness has bred unique wildlife and, among its people, an archetypal ability to persevere. Much of the pop culture of the last 40 years may lead you to believe the continent's Aboriginal peoples descended from colonizers — but did you know this population's roots may actually trace back to the first successful seafarers in history? Or that recent research hints they may have arrived on Australia as many as 120 millenia ago? Guests Laura McBride, Tim Selwyn, and Rob Hyatt, all members of Aboriginal communities, share the history of their peoples and how they and others are working to restore, revitalize, and share their cultures, as well as how visitors can responsibly interact with them while on country.
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