They had a good understanding of their environment and the seasons.
The rituals and practices marking the death of an Aboriginal person are likely to be unique to each community, and each community will have their own ways of planning the funeral.Indigenous Tasmanians were the most southerly population on the earth at that time.The original Tasmanians were hunters and gatherers. has said for decades that if she were running a Canadian newspaper, she would treat coverage of Aboriginals and Aboriginal issues as a foreign bureau, complete with foreign correspondent and travel budget.The reporter would be posted to, say, Regina for three years, with the mandate to write about this country’s reserves, isolated and not, about natives, rural and urban, and to move around the country with the same set of fresh eyes and wonder that often distinguishes the best work of a correspondent posted to Beijing or London or Washington.They used fire to control the growth of grasslands. At the time of European contact, there were nine language groups in Tasmania.This practice supported an abundance of animals such as wallabies and kangaroos. This allowed them to harvest muttonbirds and seals. As was the case elsewhere in Australia, with European colonisation came the decline of the Aboriginal population.Tasmania has a rich Aboriginal history dating back 40,000 years.During an ice age, the first inhabitants crossed over to the island from mainland Australia via a land bridge.Like foreign correspondents, who literally journey to new countries, reporters covering Indian Country may find themselves in places where the language, food, and customs aren’t what they’re used to (and sometimes, in a place that doesn’t have electricity, running water or – gasp! Oddly enough, journalists are trained to ask questions, but sometimes, cultural differences make us nervous to ask the most important ones.The thing is, unlike tourists, reporters have the responsibility of finding the “truth” about this place — and relating it to the rest of the world.Bundarra Dingal (Cassowary Egg) Theatre See how art is used to express Australia’s diverse Indigenous culture.Step inside the Bundarra Dingal Cassowary Egg Theatre to discover the diversity of...Cultural Centre Discover the world’s oldest living culture at Tjapukai’s Cultural Centre where you will be transported back 40,000 years with the mesmerising Dreamtime Creation Story of the Djabugay people in the Bulurru Story Waters Theatre.