According to british law all australian land was the property of the crown in the last two decades of the eighteenth century, land grants were made to emancipated convicts, free settlers, marines, and officers. Indigenous traditional religions introduction significance of the land and the sea aboriginal peoples on mainland australia are the oldest living culture on earth aboriginal culture and history covers a vast amount of time and space cultural and linguistic diversity was a feature. The arts are another unifying cultural practice in australia and oceania the festival of pacific arts is a festival hosted every four years in a different country the festival encourages diverse expressions of pacific-wide culture, focusing on traditional song and dance.
Indigenous land and culture indigenous land and culture melbourne sustainable society institute research is an important part of protecting australia’s cultural values and environmental heritage don henry has been working jointly with indigenous groups to analyse and make recommendations for the future, based on the land tenure.
Cultural heritage with ongoing research indicating the true maximum age of some jinmium artefacts and rock-art to be somewhere between 20,000 and 60,000 years before present scientists, including both dating experts and archaeologists, simply do not agree on when the first aboriginal people arrived at jinmium or the rest of australia.
Australian aboriginal peoples: survey of the history, society, and culture of the australian aboriginal peoples, who are one of the two distinct indigenous cultural groups of australia it is generally held that they originally came from asia via insular southeast asia and have been in australia for at least 45,000–50,000 years.
The culture of australia is a western culture, derived primarily from britain but also influenced by the unique geography of australia, the cultural input of aboriginal, torres strait islander and other australian people the british colonization of australia began in 1788, and waves of multi-ethnic migration followed.