It always made me cringe that most Australians seemed to have an opinion on aboriginal issues, even though they more than likely had never met an aboriginal person. I have to admit I was totally ignorant about the indigenous culture, being typically schooled on AC (after Cook) Australian history. But since travelling in the Northern Territory, I have tried to listen and expand my limited knowledge... Read Full Entry
kinship cyclescan't even begin to explain the mega-complex relationships. children belong to the same moeity as their father, and their mother belongs to the other moeity. plus you cannot marry someone from the same moeity - it's like marrying your sibling.