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  • Aboriginal Australian History Finally Resolved

    03/22/2013 3:50:30 AM PDT · by ABrit · 15 replies
    DNA Consultants Blog ^ | October 8, 2011 | Blogger
    We present an Aboriginal Australian genomic sequence obtained from a 100-year-old lock of hair donated by an Aboriginal man from southern Western Australia in the early 20th century. We detect no evidence of European admixture and estimate contamination levels to be below 0.5%. We show that Aboriginal Australians are descendants of an early human dispersal into eastern Asia, possibly 62,000 to 75,000 years ago. This dispersal is separate from the one that gave rise to modern Asians 25,000 to 38,000 years ago. We also find evidence of gene flow between populations of the two dispersal waves prior to the divergence...
  • Australian Aboriginal boxer and former world titleholder Lionel Rose dies at age 62

    05/08/2011 8:04:10 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 2 replies
    Lionel Rose, the first Australian Aborigine to win a world boxing title, has died. He was 62.
  • 'Fires wiped out' ancient mammals

    07/08/2005 9:39:15 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 33 replies · 967+ views
    BBC ^ | 7/8/05 | Helen Briggs
    The first humans to arrive in Australia destroyed the pristine landscape, probably by lighting huge fires, the latest research suggests.The evidence, published in Science magazine, comes from ancient eggshells. These show birds changed their diets drastically when humans came on the scene, switching from grass to the type of plants that thrive on scrubland. The study supports others that have blamed humans for mass extinctions across the world 10-50,000 years ago. Many scientists believe the causes are actually more complex and relate to climate changes during that period, but, according to Dr Marilyn Fogel, of the Carnegie Institution in Washington,...
  • Boy Jailed for an Ice Cream (in custody for 12 days so far, more than 1500km from home- Australia)

    06/03/2005 9:54:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 792+ views
    The Australian ^ | June 04, 2005 | Amanda Banks
    A 15-YEAR-OLD Aboriginal boy has been in custody for the past 12 days after being sent more than 1500km from his home in the nation's remote northwest - for attempting to steal a $2 ice cream. West Australian authorities spent about $10,000 escorting the teenager on a flight to Perth, where he faced the Children's Court yesterday. The cold hazelnut roll was stuffed down the back of his shorts as "Joshua" initially denied he had taken the ice cream when confronted by a staff member - the wife of a local policeman - at the supermarket in Onslow, a tiny...
  • The sound of Australia in Joshua Tree's outback

    10/13/2003 8:46:10 AM PDT · by coton_lover · 2 replies · 238+ views
    Hi-Desert Star ^ | 10/11/2003 | Sara Munro
    The sound of Australia in Joshua Tree's outback By Sara Munro / Hi-Desert Star Bet you didn't know that the International Didgeridoo Festival is happening right here in your own backyard. It's true, but "What's a didgeridoo?" you ask? Not only is it really a word, it's a unique wind instrument with an eerie, hypnotic sound that conjures up the myth and legend of Australia's ancient history and people. Its mysterious, droning tones are weird and wonderful. "It was the coolest thing I had ever heard," says event organizer Grahm Doe of the time he happened upon the didgeridoo...
  • Aborigine Insists Tribal Law Gives Right To Underage Sex

    02/21/2003 7:54:11 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 268+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 2-22-2003 | Kathy Marks
    Aborigine insists tribal law gives right to underage sex By Kathy Marks in Sydney 22 February 2003 The place of tribal law in Australia's legal system will be reviewed after a 50-year-old Aboriginal man argued that tradition gave him the right to have sex with a 15-year-old girl. Jackie Pascoe Jamilmira, who lives in an isolated community in the Northern Territory, was given a 13-month jail sentence for having unlawful sexual intercourse with the girl, but had the sentence reduced to one day after an appeal. The girl, who had been "promised" to him in marriage by her family, initially...