The Australian Indigenous community hold extremely significant corrections to the land of Australia, of which they refer to as ‘Country.’ Indigenous people acquire deep meaning from the land, sea and the countless resources derived from them. This special relationship has formed for many centuries. To them ‘Country’ is paramount for overall wellbeing; the strong, significant, spiritual bonds embody their entire existence. Knowledge is continually passed down to create an unbroken connection of past,
These philosophical ways of being and abiding by are supported by the Dreamtime. The Dreamtime can be explained as ‘how the world came to be’ for Australia’s First People, centered around ‘how people must conduct their behavior and social relations’ (Broome, 2002, p. 19). There are estimated to be 600 different Indigenous countries that exist amongst the Australian continent, all with different ways of ‘doing’ (Edwards, 1998). The Dreaming is an important way of passing on knowledge, cultural values and belief systems from generation to generation (Australian Government, 2015). The deep connection that Aboriginal people have to their land is also an important concept relation to the concept of The Dreaming. The land is where the events of the dreaming occurred, with the spirit beings of The Dreaming, forming sacred parts of the Australian landscape (Edwards, 1998, p. 81). This spiritual way of being is also linked to elaborate laws of kinship (Phillips, 2005).
Historically, Aboriginal people eat traditional foods found on their land, such as fish and plants. Since being displaced, a significant amount of traditional food consumed is contaminated due to “anthropogenic activities, [and] environmental activities (e.g. mercury and PCBs)” (Richmond and Ross 404). In addition, consumption of traditional
People may have different views about foods depending on their cultural background. Providing range of familiar foods can help make individual feel at home, safe and welcomed.
Italian migrants are another group that have influenced Australia’s identity and culture. Australia has also been heavily influenced by its many Italian migrants and Australians of Italian ancestries. Italians are the third largest cultural group in Australia and Italian is the third most frequently spoken language. Italians have influenced our food and our culture. Italians use much of garlic, olive oil, cheese, pasta, wine and coffee. Most Australians use these ingredients in their modern day foods. Italy’s well known and has contributed widely in Australia’s culture and identity mainly with their
To better understand Aboriginals as a Dream Culture I want to give more insight into Aboriginal Australians general culture and their conceptions of “Dream Time.” In his discussion of religion, Mircea Eliade describes a concept of Cosmos vs Chaos (Eliade 1957). In this notion an unordered world is chaotic only until is it transposed during a sacred time: “By occupying it and, above all, by settling in it, man symbolically transforms it into a cosmos though a ritual repetition of the cosmogony” (Eliade 1957:31). In other words until a land is tamed or created it is considered unordered. This can be applied to Aboriginal’s understanding of the world prior to their current presence. Aboriginals believe that in a time before the Dreamings, the land and world was a featureless earth. It was not until the dreamtime, or time of creation: “where there is contact with appearances from both realms of inside the earth itself as from ill-defined upper region” that the earth began to have its composed landscapes (Cowan 1992:26). The Dream Time is not only a period but more of a dimension where ancestral beings moved across the earth and created not only land, but every aspect of the earth including animals, plants, and man. It is important to realize that the ancestors created the natural earth and that is why Aboriginals live a particular lifestyle. Most Aboriginals living in this cosmogony are hunter-gatherer tribes. This aspect of their life can be traced to stem from the idea of
Aboriginals or indigenous Australians are the native people of Australia. Aboriginals were nomadic people who came to Australia about 40,000 – 60,000 years ago from Southeast Asia. Religion is a great part of Aboriginal culture. The essay answers these questions: What do Aboriginals belief? What is a Kinship system? What is Dreaming and Dreamtime? What rituals does Aboriginals have?
She subtly suggests that cultural identity can be lost, if not guarded and ritualized. Indeed, this story could even be read as a cautionary tale for Arab Americans heading the wrong way. Food as a marker of Arab or Arab American identity is an unmistakable theme in new world food literature. Its central aim is to proudly claim and assert Arabness.
This represents a unique culture that has changed due to frequent immigration and migration. Cuisine in Australia is a combination of British origins and Mediterranean and Asian influences. The large amount of natural resources provide access to various meats, spices, and fruits and
As most people know, the Aboriginals or Indigenous Australians were the original owners of the Australian land up until 1788 when the British began settling in Australia as well as many other European cultures. But before Europeans settled in Australia, the main sources of food were found and harvested straight from the land. These were known
Topic: Indigenous bush tucker food groups and the Australian five food groups that promote health, safety and wellbeing.
What factors influence the types of food you purchase and consume? I am egyptian so i carbs, eat foreign foods that are very unique such as ground beef and rice mixed together contained in a wrapped green leaf.
The Arab nation states all share parallel cultures thus when considering Arab hospitality, we can say that the ‘communities of the Middle East share a common set of cultural idioms’ (Zubaida, 2000). Nevertheless, each Arab state is still different from one another, thus Arabs from each state have their own identity and cultural practices to follow. The Arab World has always been a huge part of the food environment, even before nationalism subsisted. In the Arab world, food can be used to tell the history of the Arabs, thus shows how significant its role is in the Middle East. In this essay I will explore the ways in which Middle Eastern culinary culture has evolved over centuries and the factors revolving around Arab food culture.
Country is the bloodline for Aboriginal people, it's what connects us to each other and the land. Aboriginal people are the oldest continuing culture to date however since colonisation 60,000 plus years of history and knowledge has been lost due to the attempted assimilation of Aboriginal people. Only in recent years have anthologists, archaeologists and academics been able to piece together piece by piece of the lost history. Pre to colonisation Aboriginal people have been coined as ‘hunters-gatherers’ yet recent research has proven that Aboriginal people were in fact the world’s first famers (Gerritsen 36). They had extensive knowledge about flora and fauna and the land (Reynolds 45). Although, Aboriginal farming and land management is significantly different to modern day farming, the techniques they used were advanced opposed to other cultures at the time. The techniques used were sustainable in both agriculture and aquaculture and led to a successful economy. The reason why this was omitted from history was because under British law colonisers were only permitted to ‘morally and legally’ occupy the land (Pascoe). Many settlers have recorded in their journals the farming by Aboriginal people (Reynolds 117). In the past ten years there has been archaeological evidence found to suggest that Aboriginal people were also the first bread makers. The research is led by Bruce Pascoe who whilst doing research for his own knowledge he accidently came across evidence that some