Australian Aboriginal culture
Aboriginal culture in Australia is not easy to discover. For a long time it wasn’t taught at school, so many non-Indigenous Australians know little, if anything, about Aboriginal culture.
The pages on this website are a collection of what I read about Indigenous culture mainly in Aboriginal newspapers. As I learn more I try to put each puzzle piece into place.
I think anybody who does a course on Aboriginal culture just sees Australia so differently. It's very enlightening and gives another dimension to being Australian.—Anna Bell, co-ordinator Aboriginal Support Group Manly Warringah Pittwater 
Learn more about Australian Aboriginal culture
Only 35% of Australians believe they have a high level of knowledge about Aboriginal culture . Select from the following categories to learn more about a specific field of Aboriginal culture :
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Glossary of Aboriginal Australia terms
When you are learning about Aboriginal culture there are many unfamiliar words. This glossary of Australian Aboriginal terms explains them.
Aboriginal Australia Information Deficit Syndrome (AAIDS)
You might be here because you too are suffering from the Aboriginal Australia Information Deficit Syndrome. Millions of Australians do and a cure seems far away.
What can you do to support Aboriginal culture?
Browse tips about how to help and promote Aboriginal culture and find out what happened to me when I displayed the Aboriginal flag on my backpack.
Woggan-ma-gule—An Aboriginal ceremony for Australia Day
Each year Aboriginal people perform an opening ceremony near the Botanic Gardens in Sydney. The ceremony maintains age-old custodial traditions.
Antar Sea of Hands
The Antar Sea of Hands is an arrangement of plastic hands in the colours of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags promoting awareness.
The Aboriginal cultural heritage is a treasure cave, and once you walk inside and begin to glimpse at its crystalline insights, truths and tenets, it is impossible to look at the world in the same way again.—John Danalis, author 
Aboriginal culture resources
Check out these resources which help you get started or deeply immersed into Aboriginal culture. Browse also books by Aboriginal authors to get an unfiltered, first-hand account.
Book: The Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia deeply explores Aboriginal culture providing maps, diagrams, illustrations and artworks by Indigenous artists.
Book: Indigenous Australia For Dummies answers countless questions about Aboriginal culture. It explores Aboriginal life in Australia before 1770, the impact of white invasion, the ongoing struggle to secure their human rights and equal treatment under the law, and much more.
Book: First Australians for the first time tells Aboriginal history from the perspective of Australia’s first people. It is the companion book to the DVD of the same name.
For so many Indigenous Australians, whether living in remote settlements or in towns and cities, the crisis in Aboriginal Australia is lived as a daily reality and marked by the parade of funerals for love3d ones, the noise and pain of drunken violence, the visits to hospitals and prisons and the numbness of pervasive despair.—Prof Patrick Dodson, Aboriginal Elder 
Last updated: 14 November 2012 | Out of respect for Aboriginal culture I use Indigenous sources as much as possible.