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Articles about Aboriginal history of Australia for senior couples and solo travellers interested in small group tours into outback Australia including iconis such as Mungo, Brewarinna fish traps, Arnhem land and Kakadu. 

Aboriginal History

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Scenic air tours of Australia

Scenic air tours of Australia

Explore outback Australia, joining a scenic air tour to reach remote places rich in Aboriginal history, landscapes few have observed as part of a small group tour for mature and senior travellers, couples or solo traveller determined to keep exploring and learning.

13 Jul 21 · 2 mins read
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Aboriginal Shell Trade

Aboriginal Shell Trade

Shells, ochre, pituri, stone axes and food where all part of an intricate set of trading routes followed to bring goods and IT to market by the Aboriginal people across Australia. Read more to learn understand in preparation for joining a small group tour for mature and senior travellers.

5 Jul 21 · 8 mins read
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Gwion Gwion Rock Paintings (Bradshaw Art)

Gwion Gwion Rock Paintings (Bradshaw Art)

Bradshaw's discovery of rock art in the Kimberley remained a challenge for many decades .This article for small group tours of senior couples and solo travellers into the Kimberley provides information about the rock art and the re-discovery.

13 Jun 21 · 11 mins read
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Historical Aboriginal Marketplaces

Historical Aboriginal Marketplaces

Article about Aboriginal history and trading routes and marketplaces in outback Australia. Supporting small group tours for senior and mature couples and solo travellers.

8 Jun 21 · 10 mins read
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How was Pituri Traded in Ancient Aboriginal Australia?

How was Pituri Traded in Ancient Aboriginal Australia?

Article highlighting the ancient Aboriginal trading routes for goods and intellectual property including Pituri. This supports Odyssey's small group tours for mature and senior travellers, couples or singles interested in learning more about Aboriginal culture before touring.

5 Jun 21 · 9 mins read
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Australian Aboriginal Paths of Migration

Australian Aboriginal Paths of Migration

Article for small group tours of mature or senior couples or solo travellers interested in learning more about Aboriginal history, Kinship, trading routes, songlines and ancient history.

2 Jun 21 · 9 mins read
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Seven Ancient Roads That Connected the World

Seven Ancient Roads That Connected the World

Trade and immigration has shaped much of the World. Article about the Silk road, Aboriginal trade routes and Pilgrims for small group tours for mature couples and solo travellers. Explores Australia, Spain, Italy and China.

2 Jun 21 · 13 mins read
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Bora Rings: Ancient Aboriginal Ceremonial Grounds

Bora Rings: Ancient Aboriginal Ceremonial Grounds

Article for mature and senior travellers, couple or solo joining an Aboriginal history small group tour of Australia. Small groups of like minded people exploring outback Australia, colonial history and Landscapes.

28 May 21 · 7 mins read
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Aboriginal Stone Trade

Aboriginal Stone Trade

Ancient Aboriginal Trade of Stone Axe and Spear Heads Ethnographic evidence from Australia shows us that the Aboriginal tribes were interconnected with another by a complex network of exchange systems from one side of the…

13 May 21 · 10 mins read
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Key Aboriginal Trade Routes of Ancient Australia

Key Aboriginal Trade Routes of Ancient Australia

Learn about the ancient trading routes that pre-dates the Silk road in this article to support small group tours for mature and senior travellers, couples and solo travellers. The routes developed technology and goods trading across the continent.

11 May 21 · 9 mins read
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Aboriginal Red ochre

Aboriginal Ochre Trade

Article for small group travellers to learn about ochre in the historic Aboriginal community of outback Australia. Mature and senior travellers explore the deep history and trading routes of Aboriginal History.

11 May 21 · 9 mins read
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Pituri

The Pituri Road: Ancient Aboriginal Trading Route

Article that adds further detail about the historic trading patterns of the Aboriginal outback for small group tours for couples and solo travellers interested in history.

18 Apr 21 · 8 mins read
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Arnhem Land Songspirals

Arnhem Land Songspirals

Article about the importance of songlines in travelling from place to place. Supports small group tours learning about Aboriginal culture of Australia for couples or singles mature travellers exploring outback Australia.

8 Apr 21 · 11 mins read
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West Macdonell ranges

Religious Beliefs of the Arrernte: Traditional Spirituality and Catholicism

Article supporting small group tour for senior couples and solo travellers of central Australia. For the Arrernte, their language goes to the core of who they are, including their cultural identity, their belief systems and their social order. Speakers do not just share the Arrernte group of languages but also an understanding of the way the world is organised and how it came to be that way. This all encompassing and enduring world view is known as Altyerre: the creation of the world and the things in it, and its external existence (often termed “The Dreaming” in English).

29 Mar 21 · 10 mins read
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Ngangkari: Traditional Aboriginal Healers of Central Australia

Ngangkari: Traditional Aboriginal Healers of Central Australia

Article about Aboriginal healers of central Australia. Article for seniors for a small group tour couples or solo travellers exploring outback Northern Territory. This is a series of articles on aboriginal communities, kinship, songlines and trade routes.

23 Mar 21 · 11 mins read
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Albany Fish Traps, Western Australia

Albany Fish Traps, Western Australia

Articles supporting small group tours for senior and mature travellers, couples and solo travelers learning about Aboriginal and colonial history. A large body of archaeological sites specifically associated with Aboriginal estuarine fishing and fishtraps lie scattered across the southwest of Western Australia.

20 Mar 21 · 7 mins read
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The Hawkesbury River

The Hawkesbury River

Explore the history of the Hawkesbury River, with its charming historic towns, natural beauty, and rich Aboriginal heritage, all just an hour outside of Sydney. Odyssey offers small group tours for mature and senior travellers, couples, and solo travelers to Australia and New South Wales.

19 Mar 21 · 7 mins read
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Budj Bim Eel Traps, Victoria

Budj Bim Eel Traps, Victoria

Article supporting small group tours for senior couples and solo travellers of significant Aboriginal farming activity and aquaculture. A UNESCO world heritage site complementary to Mungo man and lady and more. The eels farmed were then a trading asset taken along songlines (trading routes.) forming part of kinship rituals.

11 Mar 21 · 10 mins read
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Madjedbebe Archaeological Site, Northern Territory

Madjedbebe Archaeological Site, Northern Territory

Madjedbebe Archaeological Site, Northern Territory Near the border of western Arnhem Land and Kakadu National Park in Australia’s ‘top end’, Madjedbebe rock shelter (formerly known as Malakunanja II) is the oldest archaeological site in Australia,…

4 Mar 21 · 6 mins read
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Aboriginal Songlines

Aboriginal Songlines

Songlines trace the journeys of ancestral spirits who created the land and all natural phenomena. The creation stories as well as practical knowledge needed for survival in outback Australia. We experience this knowledge on our small group tours into Outback Australia.

4 Mar 21 · 12 mins read
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Cave Hill, South Australia

Cave Hill, South Australia

Cave Hill, also known as Walinynga in the local language, is the most significant rock art site within Central Australia and was a ceremonial site for Aboriginal people from various regions. Visited as part of a small group tour for senior couples and solo travellers.

27 Feb 21 · 6 mins read
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Ochre Cliffs near Lyndhurst Outback South Australia

Ancient Aboriginal trade routes of Australia

Ancient Aboriginal trade routes of Australia Trade was a central part of life for Aboriginal people prior to the British settlement of Australia. Trading routes criss-crossed the nation, dispersing goods, information, technologies and culture thousands…

14 Feb 21 · 16 mins read
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Aboriginal Stone Arrangements

Aboriginal Stone Arrangements

Aboriginal stone arrangements are a form of rock art deliberately placed in position by Indigenous Australians and associated with spiritual ceremonies or utilitarian purposes. This article for mature and senior travellers provides and couples and solo travellers with and understanding and appreciation of the Ancient historic landscapes they are travelling though on a small group tour.

6 Feb 21 · 9 mins read
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Lake Surprise, Budj Bim National Park

Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, Victoria

Article for escorted small group tour about this program visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites in Victoria, South Australia & NSW. Exploring and learn about Budj Bim cultural landscape for mature and senior travellers .

8 Jan 21 · 5 mins read
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Aboriginal Kinship systems

Aboriginal Kinship systems

Article about Aboriginal kinship to assist small group tours in Australia understanding Ancient aboriginal society and the contemporary view. Kinship influences the relationships including aboriginal trading routes.

30 Dec 20 · 8 mins read
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Milingimbi Art

Milingimbi Art

Milingimbi art, studied and discussed on a small group tour for mature and senior travellers interested in history and art. Milingimbi is one of a number of different acclaimed art styles of the Aboriginal community history.

14 Dec 20 · 6 mins read
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Aboriginal Fire Management

Aboriginal Fire Management

Small group tours for mature and senior travellers in the Australian outback to learn and appreciate land management techniques for couples and solo travellers reflecting Aboriginal culture in Kakadu, Tasmania, Arnhem land and the Kimberley.

5 Dec 20 · 6 mins read
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The Arrival of Aboriginal Australians on the Continent

The Arrival of Aboriginal Australians on the Continent

Tracing Aboriginal history via an outback small group tour for mature and senior couples or solo travellers provides an intriguing learning platform about Australia, rock art, trading and culture that traces a history possibly some 120,000 years ago.

3 Dec 20 · 7 mins read
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Aboriginal Art

Aboriginal Art

Senior and mature couples and solo travellers remain curious but often informed about the role Aboriginal art plays in the indigenous community and the various styles. This article seeks to provide a platform for this collection of small group tours of upto 15 people into the Australian outback where often Aboriginal art styles are encountered.

6 Nov 20 · 15 mins read
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Franklin River

Ice age archaeological sites of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Australia

Ice age archaeological sites of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Australia The Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park is one of the most remote places in Australia, a wild labyrinth of winding gorges, rushing rapids,…

16 Jul 20 · 7 mins read
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Archaeological mysteries of Australia: How did a 12th century African coin reach Arnhem Land?

Archaeological mysteries of Australia: How did a 12th century African coin reach Arnhem Land?

Consider the impact of Portuguese, Spanish and Chinese followed by the Dutch trading in the Spice islands to the North of Australia from the 11th century. The probability of African coins reaching a beach become real. Learn more on a small group package tour to Kakadu and Arnhem land or the Kimberley where shipwrecks have been found to consider the impact on Aboriginal history and rock art. Tours for seniors couples and singles.

7 Jul 20 · 10 mins read
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Arnhem Land, Northern Territory

Arnhem Land, Northern Territory

To enter Arnhem land a permit is required for visitors. Explore and learn about the Aboriginal community in Arnhem land as part of a small group package tour that includes Darwin and the Kakadu. These are small group tours of upto 12 like minded mature and senior travellers, couples or solo travellers interested in exploring as they tour.

25 Jun 20 · 8 mins read
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Aboriginal art Kakadu

Aboriginal history and culture of Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

For those seek to learn as they travel then the history of the Aboriginal journey and timelines that unfold as a discovery in Australia seek to fascinate the mature and senior traveller on a small group package tour for couples and singles. From Darwin, this tour also visits Arnhem land as well as Kakadu, during the dry season.

24 Jun 20 · 9 mins read
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Lake Surprise in Budj Bim National Park.

Understanding Aboriginal aquaculture

Aboriginal communities had the ability to harvest fish some 20,000+ years ago. Creating major centres of trade and cultural exchange, and supported permanent communities. Discover and learn more on a escorted small group package tour to Victoria, South Australia & Queensland for mature and senior travellers, couples and solo travellers interested in learning.

10 Jun 20 · 11 mins read
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Sand storm in remote Australian agricultural farm field. Climate change or global warming concept for drought as a natural disaster.

Aboriginal land use in the Mallee

Learning about the Mallee for a escorted small group tour of South Australia and Western Australia for mature and senior travellers. Understand the Mallee & Wildflowers relationship and the indigenous community land use.

9 Jun 20 · 17 mins read
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Australian Aborigine culture traditional dance with body paint and hand holding boomerang

Aboriginal Sites of Importance in Outback Queensland, Australia

Outback Queensland is hiding a number of unforgettable indigenous experiences on this small group tour for senior travellers. Especially at the Brewarrina Fish Traps, and Carnarvon Gorge, for example where you can experience and learn about dreamtime creation stories, age-old cultural practices and traditions, and Aboriginal art.

2 May 20 · 5 mins read
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Arkaroo Rock

Aboriginal culture of the Flinders Ranges, South Australia

The iconic Flinders Ranges of South Australia have a rich Aboriginal heritage and are home to a number of vitally important cultural sites and ancient artworks that this small group tour for mature and senior travellers has the opportunity its to learn about.

29 Apr 20 · 4 mins read
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Aboriginal Artwork The Kimberley Australia

Aboriginal Rock Art in the Kimberley, Australia

The Kimberley is explored on a small group tour for mature and senior travelers, couples or singles. Both Aboriginal community is studied and an appreciation of the wet and dry seasons. This guide on the Kimberley assists the traveler as you start from Broome and travel round via Halls creek and Purnunulu national park over some 17 days in a group of up to 12 people.

23 Apr 20 · 5 mins read
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