Work Effectively with Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander People

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Work Effectively with Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander people 1. How many years ago, is it estimated, that the shape of Australia’s coastline was defined? • 6000 years ago 2. In what year did the Dutch first explore Australia’s coastline? • 1606 3. In what year did they proclaim Botany bay as a penal colony? • 1788 4. What disease in 1789 affected the Aboriginal population? • Small pox 5. What happened to Aboriginal land in 1794? • Aboriginals were dispossessed of their land 6. Describe the law relating to aborigines in 1816. • No Aboriginal was to appear armed within 1 mile of any settlement and no more than six Aboriginals are allowed to 'lurk or loiter near farms'. • Passports or certificates were…show more content…
• a person of Aboriginal descent • a person who identifies as an Aboriginal • a person who is accepted by the Aboriginal community in which he or she lives 23. What makes a person a Torres Strait Islander? • a person of Torres Strait Islander descent • a person who identifies as a Torres Strait • a person who is accepted by the Torres Strait community in which he or she lives 24. What languages do Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders speak? • they both speak English, and if their taught their native language, they usually speak that at home or around their elders 25. What is a rainbow serpent? • It is an important dreaming figure from aboriginal dreamtime stories. The aboriginals referred to it as the creator. 26. Where do aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live? • Almost one third of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live in major cities such as Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. • A large population of Aboriginals live in the Northern Territory. • The majority of Torres Strait Islanders live in Queensland, including the Torres Strait Islands (64%), with 15% living in New South Wales and 6% in Victoria. 27. Do indigenous people own their own land? • Yes indigenous people do own their own land. This legal recognition of Indigenous ownership is called Native Title. 28. Have indigenous people always owned their own land? • They did until Europeans arrived in 1788. They decided they were superior and

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