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* January 26, the anniversary of the invasion of the First Fleet, and commemorated officially as Australia Day, is marked by indigenous Australians as '''Invasion Day''', a day of political action, or '''Survival Day''', marked with concerts and community events celebrating the survival of the indigenous peoples.
 
* The [http://www.naidoc.org.au/ National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee] has a week of events in winter each year. In 2009 the focus city will be [[Brisbane]].
 
* The [http://www.naidoc.org.au/ National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee] has a week of events in winter each year. In 2009 the focus city will be [[Brisbane]].
  

Revision as of 22:04, 1 April 2009

    This article is a travel topic

Many travellers to Australia are interested in the indigenous people of Australia, often collectively referred to as Australian Aborigines or simply Aborigines. This page is a guide to travelling to sites of historic, cultural, natural and religious interest that relate to indigenous Australia.

Contents

See

  • Bangarra Dance Theatre, Pier 4/5 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney, +61 2 92515333 (, fax: +61 2 92515266), [1]. The Bangarra Dance Theatre combines indigenous history and culture with contemporary dance. They tour Australia-wide.

Cities

Events

  • January 26, the anniversary of the invasion of the First Fleet, and commemorated officially as Australia Day, is marked by indigenous Australians as Invasion Day, a day of political action, or Survival Day, marked with concerts and community events celebrating the survival of the indigenous peoples.
  • The National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee has a week of events in winter each year. In 2009 the focus city will be Brisbane.

Respect

Indigenous Australia is a group of living, continuing cultures: do not treat them purely as a museum piece arranged for the benefit of curious travellers. Communities, townships and protest sites are not there solely for your benefit and do not treat them as such. When visiting sacred sites or fragile ecosystems of cultural significance many communities would prefer that visitors arrange their trips through formal community programmes.

Indigenous Australians as a group are disadvantaged relative to other Australians in a number of ways including health, education and employment and in some communities quite severely so. The best way for a traveller to contribute to the wellbeing and dignity of the people is to support indigenous-run tourism and cultural ventures and to treat individual indigenous people with respect.

Avoid buying articles of cultural, historical or archeological significance that were not produced especially for the wider market. Historic items of importance to the indigenous culture are increasingly being sold without their approval.

The images and names of deceased people are sensitive to indigenous Australians and are often not displayed or spoken.

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