Aboriginal Kinship System

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The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders were the first inhabitants of Australia. It is believed that the Aboriginal people have lived in Australia for the past 50,000 to 120,000 years ago.
The Aboriginal people were semi nomadic and lived off natural resources. They lived in groups or families and lived under their kinship system. Their kinship system defined who they were as an individual and who they were as a group. The system told them how to act and behave and the responsibilities they held. Men and women each played a different part in their family but all Aboriginal families and groups strongly emphasising on family, relationships and spirituality. The Aboriginal spirituality lives through their Dreaming or the Dreamtime. This is

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