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Fourteen Photographs of Australian Aborigines

Fourteen Photographs of Australian Aborigines

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Fourteen Photographs of Australian Aborigines

Taken in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia

(A Souvenir folder containing 14 photographs of some of Australia’s unique birds and animals taken in the Australian bush)

Temperley Industries, c1970s, postcard sized fold-out of black and white photographs in paper sleeve

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, (see photographs)

“The aboriginal inhabitants of Australia, who occupied the continent exclusively before it was settled by Europeans, are a distinct species of the human race.  They are tall and dark-skinned, with black, curly hair and wiry physique.
At the time of the first settlement in 1788, there re about 300,000 aborigines.  Today, there are about 47,000 full-blood aborigines, and about 27,000 of half-aboriginal blood, as well as numbers of others of more distant aboriginal ancestry.
Australian aborigines, in their native, tribal state, are one of the most primitive peoples in existence. They have a complex social organisation, but have no knowledge of metals or agriculture, and live by wandering in quest of game and edible vegetation…”

 

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