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Aboriginal Culture

The Aborigines are a developed and mostly peaceful people that the Europeans ravaged with both violence and disease in their colonization of Australia. They believed in magic based on nature and the earth. Their belief was that there were spirits that needed to be respected or feared and magic that needed to be replenished when necessary. The earth was believed to give energy to those who understood it. Those who understood this concept could see much more in the Australian scenery than those who did not.

The aborigines had a very complex culture that was not understood by the settlers. They had very complex skills, used for hunting and communication, that the settlers could have learned from. Gemmy noticed natives several times on his walks with Frazer and made discreet signs of acknowledgement, which the natives returned. Frazer never saw any of this, because his senses, unlike...

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