Aboriginal culture in Australia is not easy to discover. For a long time it wasn’t taught at school, no wonder only 35% of Australians believe they have a high level of knowledge about Aboriginal culture [[#1 Australian Reconciliation Barometer 2008, comparative report p.21]].
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 [[#3 'Protecting a rich heritage', Peninsula Living, 2/2010 p.14]]
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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 [[#2 'Riding The Black Cockatoo', John Danalis, Allen & Unwin, p.194]]
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 loved 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 [[#4 'Time to heal rifts of past', Koori Mail 412 p.10]]
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Quiz: How much of an Australian politician are you?
How much of an Australian politician is in you? Take this 5-question quiz to find out!
Quiz: Are you actually informed about Aboriginal population in Australia?
Many people only know outdated statistics about Aboriginal population. Are you one of them?
Quiz: Do you spread Aboriginal myths?
Take the quiz to find out if you perpetuate common myths about Aboriginal culture!
Quiz: Are you an Aboriginal movie buff?
Take this 5-question quiz and check if you are in the know about Aboriginal movies!
Aboriginal Australia Quiz: Test your knowledge
Test your knowledge about Aboriginal Australia with the following 10 quiz questions. Answers are shown at the end of the quiz.
21 myths you might believe about Aboriginal Australia
Are you believing some myths about Aboriginal people?
Check this list to learn if they are true!
Lesson teacher resources to match the Australian curriculum
A cheat sheet helping teachers plan lessons for the Australian curriculum.
Aboriginal Australian news
Browse the latest news of all the categories of Aboriginal culture.
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.
Preparing your visit & travel to Aboriginal Australia
Planning a trip? Want to experience Aboriginal culture? Get the most out of your trip by following these handy tips for your visit.
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.
Uncovering Aboriginal rock engravings
An Aboriginal custodian, an archaeologist and a rock art conservator uncover an Aboriginal rock engraving site with members of the public—in the middle of a densely-populated suburb of Sydney.