The Yolngu tribe of Australian aborigines does not allow “outsiders” to enter the territory of the reservation.
You can get there only by special invitation. One of those who succeeded, was a photographer of Reuters David gray. He watched the lives of indigenous Australians and accompanied them during the famous hunting of crocodiles. The daily lives of Australian aborigines through the lens of David gray.
The aboriginal Yolngu tribe are the indigenous people of Australia and the people with the oldest traditions on the continent. They can be found mostly on the territory of Arnhem land — a Peninsula located in the North of the country between the Timorese and Araratskiy seas and the Gulf of Carpentaria.
The Peninsula is home to the largest aboriginal reservation, which was established in 1931. Its area is about 97 thousand square kilometers and the population is 16 thousand people. Access to the territory of reservation for “the other”, the non-indigenous population is limited, one can enter only if you have a special permit.
The name of the indigenous peoples of Australia in Latin means “those who were here from the beginning.” It is believed that the aborigines arrived on the continent about 40-60 thousand years ago. They wandered for a long time in Africa and Asia and reached the territory of today’s Indonesia and New Guinea.
The natives led a nomadic life, hunting for kangaroo and other animals, supplementing your diet that have been able to gather in the forest. Because of this, the indigenous people of Australia are among the most skilled hunters in the world, for example, they know many ways of hunting for wild boar. In 1770, in Australia there were more than 500 aboriginal tribes. Currently, the number of indigenous people is just over 200 thousand people who live mainly in Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern territory.
One of the traditions of the indigenous population of Australia is hunting for crocodiles. Currently, the residents of Arnhem land have the right to kill reptiles for their own needs. Sell them is prohibited.
The aborigines in Australia had an easy life: for many years they have died from disease, starvation and conflict with the white settlers. The indigenous people of the continent did not help and the government, but rather the opposite. Until the mid 60-ies of XX century the authorities tried to force them to assimilate. The natives in accordance with local laws originally were not even considered people: they had no civil rights because, according to legislators, they did not have the “higher consciousness”.
With the objective of assimilating the indigenous population of Australia by decision of the government children were taken from their parents and placed in institutions or placed in the care of white families. Estimated that from 1910 to 1970, we have selected about 100 of the thousands of children that very often in new “homes” have been subjected to violence and persecution. During the decades of persecution and inhuman treatment of the indigenous people of Australia only in 2008, openly apologized, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd during his speech in Parliament.
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