Many Australian Indigenous languages do not have extensive numerals as they did not need them (End note 1).
Australian Aboriginal culture can claim to be the oldest continuous living culture on the planet.
Recent dating of the earliest known archaeological sites on the Australian continent - using thermo-luminescence and other modern dating techniques - have pushed back the date for Aboriginal presence in Australia to at least 40,000 years.
You can: Reconciliation is about building better relationships between Indigenous peoples and the wider Australian community for the benefit of all Australians.
National Reconciliation Week is held in late May/early June each year.
Explore factual information on the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including community history, significant dates and government control.
The preservation of Queensland’s original languages is the protection of ancient cultural treasure—not just for Indigenous people or Queenslanders, but for everyone.Evidence of a significant Anglo-Celtic heritage includes the predominance of the English language, the existence of a democratic system of government drawing upon the British traditions of Westminster Government, Parliamentarianism and constitutional monarchy, American constitutionalist and federalist traditions, Christianity as the dominant religion, and the popularity of sports originating in (or influenced by) the British Isles.Australian culture has diverged significantly since British settlement.Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have distinct identities, histories and cultural traditions.Explore the history of these rich cultures to learn more about Indigenous Australians.It seems there's a lot our modern world can learn from these people.