Work Effectively with Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander People

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Work Effectively with Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander people



1. How many years ago, is it estimated, that the shape of Australia’s coastline was defined?
• 6000 years ago

2. In what year did the Dutch first explore Australia’s coastline?
• 1606

3. In what year did they proclaim Botany bay as a penal colony?
• 1788

4. What disease in 1789 affected the Aboriginal population?
• Small pox

5. What happened to Aboriginal land in 1794?
• Aboriginals were dispossessed of their land

6. Describe the law relating to aborigines in 1816.
• No Aboriginal was to appear armed within 1 mile of any settlement and no more than six Aboriginals are allowed to 'lurk or loiter near farms'.
• Passports or certificates were
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29. What is Native Title?
• Legal recognition of indigenous ownership of land is called Native Title. The Courts ruled that in each case native title must be determined by reference to the traditions and customary law of the Indigenous owners of the land.


30. How do children learn about cultures?
• They usually learn about their cultures from their elders. Its past down from generation to generation.

31. What is the Stolen Generation?
• The Stolen Generations were the children of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent who were removed from their families by the Australian Federal and State government agencies and church missions, under acts of their respective parliaments. The removals occurred in the period between approximately 1909 and 1969, although in some places children were still being taken until the 1970s.

32. What is life like for many indigenous people today?
• Life in Australia today is radically different to the life lived by Indigenous people before European settlement in 1788.

While some Indigenous people still live in the traditional way, usually in remote areas, most inhabit urban areas around the country’s coastline.

Indigenous people, now have to work to maintain their cultural identity while at the same time find a place to fit within the complex multicultural society Australia has become.

Australia, the world’s largest continent nation, now boasts a standard of living equal to the most…

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