Aboriginal History Timeline
The Aboriginal Australian culture is a diverse culture and one of the oldest and most fascinating cultures on earth. Depending on who you talk to its origins date back at least 50,000 years, possibly 70,000 years, or since the beginning of time in the dreaming. The word Aborigine comes from meaning “from the beginning” or “origin”, the word Indigenous used to describe both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders means ‘native to place’.
There are over 365 Aboriginal language groups throughout Australia with over 66 throughout Western Australia alone. The different language groups all share a common tradition ancient to the land and obey the mythical laws of the Dreaming, through dance, storytelling, art and song, a philosophy that made them inseparable from their culture and land.