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A VIEW OF SYDNEY COVE This idyllic image, drawn by Edward Dayes and engraved by F Jukes in 1804, shows the Aboriginal peoples living peacefully within the infant colony alongside the flourishing maritime and agricultural industries. In reality, by the end of the 18th century they had been entirely ostracized from the life and prosperity of their native land. The first settlement was founded at Port Jackson, renamed Sydney Cove. 1787) shows three views of the Borrowdale, one of the fleet’s three commercial store ships.

On including the spiritual significance of landing, they quickly adapted to the the land, were upheld through a traclimatic and geographical conditions. dition of song, dance and art (see Nomadic hunters and gatherers, the pp30–33). With no centralized or Aborigines moved with the seasons formal system of government, and spread across the continent, individual groups were led by reaching Tasmania 35,000 years ago. prominent, generally older men, They had few material possessions who were held in great respect.

The began to form some fourearly tools, known and-a-half billion years today as core tools, were ago. Over time many older very simple chopping rocks were covered by implements, roughly Australian coat of arms more recent rocks, but in formed by grinding places such as the Pilbara stone. By 8,000 BC region of Western Australia erosion Aborigines had developed the has exposed a landscape 3,500 mil- sophisticated returning boomerang lion years old (see pp330–31). (see p30) and possibly the world’s About 500 million years ago first barbed spear.

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