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  • Dominant Culture In The Film
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    The Last Wave SOC 118 'The Last Wave'-Peter Weir dir. (1977) In the film, The Last Wave, the director is trying to communicate the idea of a culture within a culture or sub culture. The dominant culture in the film is the white members of society living in Australia. The subculture in the film is the Aborigines who were natives to the land before the white people settled in Australia. The natives sustained their cultural beliefs and ideologies while living in largely populated cities. The domina...
  • Play And Jack Davis
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    Throughout Australian history a racist attitude towards Aboriginals has been a significant issue. From the moment the early settlers arrived on our shores and colonized, the Aboriginals have been fighting for the survival of their culture. The Aboriginals haven been take in and dominated to bring them in line with an idealistic European society. These themes have been put forward by Jack Davis in his stage play, No Sugar, the story of an Aboriginal family's fight for survival during the Great De...
  • Part Of Aboriginal Culture
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    Aboriginal Dreamtime The Aboriginal Dreamtime is that part of aboriginal culture which explains the origins and culture of the land and its people. Aborigines have the longest continuous cultural history of any group of people on Earth, dating back 65,000 years. Dreamtime is Aboriginal Religion and Culture. The Dreamtime contains many parts. It is the story of things that have happened, how the universe came to be, how human beings were created and how the Creator intended for humans to function...
  • Matron And Neal
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    Act 2 Scenes 8-10 The scene starts at superintendent's office at Moore river Native settlement, the date set 10 April 1933. It represents an institution of white power-a place of forced confinement and conformity. The importance of the construction of this place is to give a medium for the Aboriginals to resist such conformity, as demonstrated by Joe and Mary escaping from white control. It reinforces the theme of the play -'the refusal of aboriginal people to submit to the ways of European inva...
  • Methods For The Aboriginal People
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    Many of the inequalities in the health of the Aboriginal people can be attributed to the erosion of the Aboriginal culture. (chp. 2). Restrictions placed on the cultural practices of the Aboriginal people ultimately led to the abatement of the Aboriginal traditional medicines. (p 88). Losing their freedom to practice traditional therapeutics, the Aboriginal people eventually had to adapt to the culturally inappropriate ways of western medicines. The purpose of this paper is to examine the advant...
  • Segregation Assimilation Impact On Aboriginal Family Life
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    2. Compare and contrast the segregation and assimilation policies in relation to the impact they had on the Aboriginal family life. Aboriginal family life has been disrupted and forcibly changed over the last two hundred years, as a result of the many segregation and assimilation policies introduced by Australian governments. Often a combination of the two was employed. The policy of segregation has impacted upon Aboriginal family life, for through this policy, Aboriginals were restricted and pr...
  • Aboriginal People The Land
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    Aboriginals regarded their land as sacred. Places on earth share the sacredness of dreaming as they were formed in their present shape by the journeys of the ancestors. Aboriginal tradition, culture, religion, law and kinship were derived from "their" land. High mountain peaks may represent a place where one of their ancestors reared up and looked over the surrounding country, and a ridge along a range could be an ancestral track. To the Aboriginal people the land is not dead. It's alive with po...
  • Relationships Between Aboriginal Spirituality And Christian Tradition
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    Between 1788 and today the relationships between Aboriginal spirituality and Christian tradition have undergone a major development. Initially Christian relations with Aboriginal spirituality was mainly on an anthropological level, if it existed at all. Compassion was shown by men like Lace lot Threlkeld however there was no empathy toward the Aborigine's and there was no attempt at understanding them. This came much later and only after great interplay between the two religous schools of though...
  • Aboriginal Cultures Across Canada
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    Final Paper Self-Determination I want to use the opportunity to express myself because many things have built to who I am. This notion of self determination is giving me this much room to express myself in ways that I've never done before. This paper will focus on several aspects of Aboriginal's life and the affect it has. It will also discuss the necessary changes in the political system towards First Nation peoples. Firstly, I really enjoy the segment of story telling in this course because it...
  • Eroded Hills And Bora Ring
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    Popular Australian poet Judith Wright expresses her sadness for the loss of the natural environment and the great spiritual significance of the Aboriginal people in her poems Eroded Hills and Bora Ring respectively. In Eroded Hills Wright expresses how progress is an enemy of the environment, and in Bora Ring the message of cultural loss and its effects are conveyed and encourage the reader to reflect on the Catholic teachings. This essay will analyse Eroded Hills and Bora Ring by looking at dis...
  • Aborigines And George Robinson
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    Q 1 THE CONCILIATION 'The Conciliation', 1840, shows a single white man, George Augustus Robinson, amidst a group of local, traditionally portrayed and behaving Tasmanian Aborigines. The main purpose of the text is to explain and present the initial reaction and effect that occurred when George Robinson was first sent on his journey to Tasmania to conciliate with and relocate the Aborigines there. The text is showing what happened before the actual event of moving them, and their initial views a...
  • Gracey Page 108 Relation
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    Gracey: Characters: Dougy: He is Gracey's brother. He doesn't like school and hangs around with his friends. He has had no significant contact with white culture so he cannot understand the change on Gracey when she comebacks from schools. Before she went to Halminton College, she and Dougy where similar but two years after he realizes how different they are. However, he is not proud of his aboriginal culture, he just is there living without goal or purpose in life but when he finds the bones an...
  • Aborigines Australlia
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    Australlia – Culture – Aborigines Essay, ResearchAustrallia – Culture – Aborigines Australlia – Culture – AborCopyright (c) 1996-1997 – School Sucks – web / The biggest FREE School papers database on the Net! FileName: 2 I 3 U 4. TXT A Subject: 026: Science: Geography A Title: Australlia – Culture – Aborigines The Aborigines were described as "stone age hunters' by the first Europeans who saw them. There are about 250 tribes left and ea...

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