Australian aborigines

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One of Balwin-Spencer's beautiful photos of an ancient, traditional "cradle" - the coolamon. Aboriginal mothers would place it at their feet so they could rock it with their big toes, while attending to other tasks live weaving dilly bags or carrying baskets from dry grasses.

One of Balwin-Spencer's beautiful photos of an ancient, traditional "cradle" - the coolamon. Aboriginal mothers would place it at their feet so they could rock it with their big toes, while attending to other tasks live weaving dilly bags or carrying baskets from dry grasses.

Aboriginal man holding a Ngintaka lizard, 1940 Photograph from the Mountford-Sheard collection. Photograph courtesy of the State Library of South Australia

Aboriginal man holding a Ngintaka lizard, 1940 Photograph from the Mountford-Sheard collection. Photograph courtesy of the State Library of South Australia

1967 referendum campaign. Kempsey had the highest 'No' vote in the country.

1967 referendum campaign. Kempsey had the highest 'No' vote in the country.

A young lubra - Nalilli with sugar glider - photo taken by Charles P. Mountford on an anthropological expedition to Central Australia in the 1950's.

A young lubra - Nalilli with sugar glider - photo taken by Charles P. Mountford on an anthropological expedition to Central Australia in the 1950's.

Carl Walter (1831-1907), Mary, King Billy's woman, Carngham [Lake Burrumbeet], 1866 Portrait from the composite panel, Portraits of Aboriginal natives settled at Coranderrk... Albumen silver photographs. Picture Collection, H91.1/3 and H91.1/37 [photograph]

Carl Walter (1831-1907), Mary, King Billy's woman, Carngham [Lake Burrumbeet], 1866 Portrait from the composite panel, Portraits of Aboriginal natives settled at Coranderrk... Albumen silver photographs. Picture Collection, H91.1/3 and H91.1/37 [photograph] - No 85 May 2010 - La Trobe Journal

The Cradle Carriers..Australian Aboriginal woman

The Cradle Carriers

Billy, Jenny and her son Toby, the survivors of the group of nine removed from North Queensland

Aboriginal Slaves carted throughout USA and Europe as 'Circus Performers' | Sovereign Union - First Nations Asserting Sovereignty

No title (Two Koori women) | Douglas T. KILBURN | NGV

No title (Two Koori women) | Douglas T. KILBURN | NGV | View Work

No title (Two Koori women) | Douglas T. KILBURN | NGV

No title (Two Koori women) | Douglas T. KILBURN | NGV | View Work

Australian Aboriginal Rites of Passage. Newly initiated men rubbing their blood on the backs of elders.

Australian Aboriginal Rites of Passage

Vincent Lingiari AM, was an Aboriginal rights activist. Lingiari was a member of the Gurindji people.

Vincent Lingiari | National Museum of Australia

Vincent Lingiari, a Kadijeri man, was thrust into public life when he led the Gurindji people off Wave Hill station in 1966. The powerful Vestey Company had refused to pay these pastoral workers wages of $25.00 per week.

Chuck, Thomas Foster, -1898. King Billy and family at Mellool Station, New South Wales, Australia ca. 1888 . v@e.

King Billy and family at Mellool Station, New South Wales, ca. 1888 [picture]

Mystery of the historic Lindt photographs solved by family of main subject

The mystery surrounding one of Australia's most famous historic photographic series is solved with the identification of one of the Indigenous subjects by their family on the NSW north coast.