Diaz rounds Cape of Good Hope. Vasco da Gama sails to India via the Cape. Portuguese discover the Moluccas. Magellan enters the Pacific.
Evidence of Aboriginal art in Australia can be traced back some 30, years.
The ancestors of Indigenous Australians are believed to have arrived in Australia 40, to 60, years ago, and possibly as early as 70, years ago. At the time of first European contact, it has been estimated the existing population was at least ,   while recent archaeological finds suggest that a population ofcould have been sustained.
People appear to have arrived by sea during a period of glaciation, when New Guinea and Tasmania were joined to the continent. The journey still required sea travel however, making them amongst the world's earlier mariners.
If they arrived around 70, years ago, they could have crossed the water from Timor, when the sea level was low; but if they came later, around 50, years ago, a more likely route would be through the Moluccas to New Guinea.
Given that the likely landfall regions have been under around 50 metres of water for the last 15, years, it is unlikely that the timing will ever be established with certainty. Aboriginal Australian religious practices associated with the Dreamtime have been practised for tens of thousands of years.
The earliest known human remains were found at Lake Mungoa dry lake in the southwest of New South Wales. The Dreaming established the laws and structures of society and the ceremonies performed to ensure continuity of life and land. It remains a prominent feature of Australian Aboriginal art.
Aboriginal art is believed to be the oldest continuing tradition of art in the world.
The Aborigines, he noted, did not develop agriculture, probably owing to a lack of seed bearing plants and animals suitable for domestication. Thus, the population remained low. Clark considered that the three potential pre-European colonising powers and traders of East Asia—the Hindu-Buddhists of southern India, the Muslims of Northern India and the Chinese—each petered out in their southward advance and did not attempt a settlement across the straits separating Indonesia from Australia.
But trepang fisherman did reach the north coast, which they called "Marege" or "land of the trepang". A Luritja man demonstrating method of attack with boomerang under cover of shield The greatest population density for Aborigines developed in the southern and eastern regions, the River Murray valley in particular.
Aborigines lived and used resources on the continent sustainably, agreeing to cease hunting and gathering at particular times to give populations and resources the chance to replenish.
Some 10—12, years ago, Tasmania became isolated from the mainland, and some stone technologies failed to reach the Tasmanian people such as the hafting of stone tools and the use of the Boomerang. The early wave of European observers like William Dampier described the hunter-gatherer lifestyle of the Aborigines of the West Coast as arduous and "miserable".
Lieutenant James Cook on the other hand, speculated in his journal that the "Natives of New Holland" the East Coast Aborigines whom he encountered might in fact be far happier than Europeans.
Each nation had its own language and a few had multiple, thus over languages existed, around of which are now extinct. Bastions of largely unaltered Aboriginal societies survived, particularly in Northern and Western Australia into the 20th century, until finally, a group of Pintupi people of the Gibson Desert became the last people to be contacted by outsider ways in White Bay power station c, City of Sydney Archives (SRC) Sydney Harbour was once a bustling maritime port and industrial waterfront.
The White Bay Power Station is a landmark industrial complex on the shoreline of White Bay, an abandoned reminder of this 20th century history. A SHORT HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA.
CHAPTER I - THE DAWN OF DISCOVERY Early maps of the southern regions--Speculations as to Antipodes-- Discovery of sea-route to the East Indies--Discovery of the Pacific-- The Portuguese and Spaniards--Discovery of the Solomon Islands--Quiros at the New Hebrides--Torres Strait.
The NSW state government bought the site in June The rubble was removed on 29 October and the block levelled.
A SHORT HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA. CHAPTER I - THE DAWN OF DISCOVERY Early maps of the southern regions--Speculations as to Antipodes-- Discovery of sea-route to the East Indies--Discovery of the Pacific-- The Portuguese and Spaniards--Discovery of the Solomon Islands--Quiros at the New Hebrides--Torres Strait. A BRIEF HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA. By Tim Lambert. Dedicated to Frederick Wilde. The First Convicts Transported To Australia. During the 17th century and 18th century European explorers reached Australia. The history of Australia is the history of the area and people of the Commonwealth of Australia and its preceding Indigenous and colonial societies. Aboriginal Australians arrived on the Australian mainland by sea from Maritime Southeast Asia between 40, and 70, years ago. The artistic, musical and spiritual traditions they established are among the longest surviving such traditions in.
Landmarks. The derelict White Bay Power Station dominates the landscape. The Dome is Home--South Pole history The new station as it appeared at dedication time (NSF photo courtesy Jerry Marty).
UrbanGrowth NSW and Google Australia have come to a mutual agreement to not proceed further with negotiations to establish a new headquarters for the company at the White Bay Power Station site.
Both parties have been through a collaborative, respectful and comprehensive process to determine a range of options for the site. Eraring Power Station is a coal fired electricity power station with four MW Toshiba steam driven turbo-alternators for a combined capacity of 2, MW.
The station is located near the township of Dora Creek, on the western shore of Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia and is owned and operated by Origin arteensevilla.com is Australia's largest power station.