TROPICAL GEOGRAPHY ›› 1995, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (2): 183-188.

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Wen Chang'en   

  1. Guangzhoo Institute of Geography 510070
  • Received:1994-07-01 Online:1995-04-30 Published:1995-04-30


Hundred thousands original inhabitants who live in Australia for generations have ended their relatively balanced tribal career that had lasted for several ten thousands runing since the British colonialist landed Australia in 1770, and have become a minority nationality.Although the west colonialist brought civilhation to Australia, their cruel rule destroyed the traditional culture of original inhabitants, refused the inhabitants' living right, and the inhabitants became last-class citizens.In this paper the origin and land right of original inhabitants, their custom and art, the changes of their political position, education, medical welfare and economy in the last decades are analysed. Now the whole society in Australia and the people who upholdingjustice in the other part of the world have concerned the miserable situation of Australian original inhabitants. People expect that the original and non-original inhabitants in Australia can understand each other, help each other and care for each other, that the aborsines can really equally live together with other nationalities in Australia and develop for the future.

Key words: olonialism, Ordainal inhabitants, Australia