In recognition of National Sorry Day tomorrow, please take a moment to have a look at https://nationaltoday.com/national-sorry-day/
And an event for families in Kyneton: National Sorry Day Event – VACCA
And here are, 5 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS
- Oldest and boldest?
In evolutionary terms, Australian Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders are among the oldest continuous civilizations on earth, thought to have migrated out of Africa over 70,000 years ago.
- Not a homogenous group
At the time European settlers reached Australian shores in 1788, it’s estimated that hundreds of Indigenous nations speaking 250 languages and 600 dialects inhabited the land.
- Living the dream
“The Dreamtime” — encompassing past, present, and future — is a general term for the complex network of Aboriginal spiritual beliefs concerning the creation of all parts of nature and a human’s role in looking after it.
- “It takes a village”
Some Torres Strait Islanders have “customary” adoption procedures, where childless couples will be given a boy or a girl from another family so that they don’t miss out on the joy of raising a child.
- ‘Borrowed’ English
Australian English is made up of more than 400 words from Aboriginal languages, most of which are nouns. Some of these words include koala, wombat, barramundi, kookaburra, boomerang, yakka and bung.