Monthly Archives: June 2018

Discover Phillip Island

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Wondering what else you should see in Australia besides Cockatoo Island? We think Phillip Island should make your list too. From cute animals to superheroes, there’s sure to be something you’ll enjoy. Historical Background of Phillip Island Phillip Island is on the southern side of Australia. It was named after the first governor of New South Wales, Arthur Phillip. It has 60 miles of coastline and over half of the island is farmland for sheep and cattle. But it wasn’t always this way. Before European mariners, indigenous Australians called the Bunurong people lived there. Although several ships visited the island earlier, it wasn’t until 1826 that the British established a […]

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Australia’s Original People: The Great Aboriginal Tribes

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Before the British came to Australia, native tribes, called the Aboriginal Bush people, inhabited it. Where did they come from and what happened to them? Keep reading to learn about the original Australians. Aboriginal History The Aboriginals were one of two indigenous peoples living in Australia before 1788, the other being the Torres Strait Islanders. At one time, over one million aboriginals resided in Australia. They were a well-established group with high living standards. They originally came from Asia, through the Southeast part, at least 50,000 years ago. New DNA research proves that all Aboriginals descend from one migration and the same lineage. The first people that came to Australia […]

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