One of the few tribes that have adapted to live in Australia's northern rainforests. Visit the Brambuk Cultural Centre in the Grampians National Park, Victoria, which brings Aboriginal culture and history to life. Discover how to dig for fresh water around many ancient Aboriginal Midden sites from the back of quad bike just north of Newcastle, New South Wales. Journey through Sydney's The Rocks with Aboriginal Elder, Margret Campbell, and discover how the Aboriginal Dreamtime is alive and well in Sydney's concrete jungle.
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(Courtesy of Noelle and Ray Natraoro)Their wedding ceremony involved a 12-hour voyage by canoe, a procession from the beach to the longhouse, mask dancing and a blanket ceremony.The couple gifted each of their 500 guests with a precious hand-woven blanket.In actual fact, the Aboriginal culture has been estimated have up as many as 750 distinct social groups and each tribe's customs, language and traditions can be extremely diverse.For example, there are up to twenty-seven different Australian aboriginal languages and the stories of the Dreaming contain different meanings and origins to different Aboriginal communities.Aboriginal people use their deep spirituality to comprehend Christianity.“We syncretised Christian teachings with our own beliefs; it wasn’t hard,” reveals Stan Grant, the Indigenous affairs editor for Guardian Australia .
“My people also believe in a divine single creator – Baiame.Participate in a fire-making ceremony or get your groove on with some traditional dance. Discover bush medicines at Pudakul, Northern Territory.This fascinating two-hour tour showcases the unique Aboriginal culture in the region. Head to tropical Far North Queensland and experience the unique culture of the local Jirrbal Aboriginal people.Some volunteered to accept Christianity as their only religion, others integrate elements of Christianity into their spirituality and expressive ways while not giving up their Aboriginal beliefs.The acceptance of Christianity today by some Aboriginal people is increasingly dependent on the example and teaching of Aboriginal advocates .Dating back at least 40,000 years, Australia's indigenous people have the oldest living culture in the world.