Prior to the colonization of Australia by the British in the late 1600's, large group of natives called Aborigines lived there. They received the name Aborigine due to the translation of the word "the people who were here from the beginning" (Internet, Aboriginal history and culture). The Australian Aborigines occupied the entire Australian continent, which included the large island of Tasmania. By the time the British arrived, the Aborigines established a culture to
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They also burn the hut of the recently deceased because the Aborigines believe that this helps return the spirit to the spirit center.
The Aborigines have had a very rough time since the colonization of the British. They have had to change their lifestyles drastically, and unfortunately have not done well. They are still the poorest people in Australia, but times are getting better. With the new legislation life could improve for these fascinating people.