The daily life of the Australian aborigines
• The daily life of the Australian aborigines
Yolngu tribe of Australian aborigines does not allow "outsiders" to enter the territory of its reservations. There can only be accessed by invitation. One of those who did it, was a photographer agency Reuters David Gray. He watched the lives of Indigenous Australians and accompanied them during the famous hunting crocodiles. The daily life of the Australian aborigines in the lens of David Gray.
Aboriginal Yolngu tribe are the original inhabitants of Australia and the people with the oldest traditions of the continent. Meet them may be mainly in the Arnhem Land - the peninsula in the north of the country between the Timor and Arafutskim Sea and the Gulf of Carpentaria.
On the peninsula is the largest aboriginal reservation, which was created in 1931. Its area is about 97,000 square kilometers and it is home to 16,000 people. Access to the reservation area for the "others", non-indigenous limited, can only enter if you have a special permit.
The name of Australia's indigenous peoples in Latin means "those who have been here since the beginning." It is believed that the Aborigines arrived on the continent about 40-60 thousand years ago. They have long traveled in Africa and Asia, and reached the territory of today's Indonesia and New Guinea.
The natives were nomadic, hunted kangaroos and other animals, supplementing your diet to have been able to gather in the woods. In 1770 in Australia there were more than 500 Aboriginal tribes. Currently, the number of indigenous people is just over 200 thousand people, who live mostly in Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory.
One of the traditions of the indigenous population of Australia is hunting for crocodiles. Currently, residents of Arnhem Land have the right to kill the reptiles only for their own needs. Selling them is prohibited.
Children help their parents to hunt these amphibian reptiles, they are better than in adults, it turns out to find them on the marshland.
The most difficult part of the crocodiles is their thick, scaly skin. Therefore, the natives cut up them right there, where the words, but in his village are only meat.
There is nothing that can be used as food, the natives can not be lost. Therefore, indigenous Australians take with them to the village of the interior of the dead reptiles (colon), wrapping them, for example, in large leaves.
Aborigines hunted not only crocodiles. Delicacy they are considered as the lizard of the family varanovyh.
The indigenous people still hunt for buffalo meat which is one of the ingredients of their traditional cuisine. In the photo: the natives are in the car severed foot shot the buffalo.
The aborigines in Australia was not an easy life: over the years they died from disease, hunger and conflicts with white settlers.
The indigenous people of the continent did not help and the government, but rather the opposite. Until the mid 60-ies of XX century the authorities tried to forcibly assimilate them.
Aboriginals in accordance with local laws originally not even considered human beings: they had no civil rights, because, according to legislators, they did not have "higher consciousness."
In order to assimilate the indigenous population of Australia the government decided the children were taken from their parents and placed in institutions or foster gave white families.
It is estimated that from 1910 to 1970 it was selected about 100 thousand children, who are often in the new "homes" were subjected to violence and harassment.
During the decades of persecution and inhumane treatment of indigenous Australians in 2008 alone openly apologized to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd during his speech in Parliament.
Not all politicians, however, were of the same opinion that Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. Tony Abbott, for example, believes that many of the children were "rescued, while others have received aid, and therefore need to faithfully reflect the history of our country."
Two hunters from the tribe of Yolngu - Norman Daymirringu and James Gengi - brought production to a village.
Robert Gaykamangu, one of the members of the tribe Yolngu, was photographed on a swampy area during hunting waterfowl.
Hunters Yolngu tribe returning from a successful hunt.