There is an indigenous population in Australia who is known to be the first dwellers of the continent and the several islands in the region. The Australian native tribes are several groups of people or communities who have existed for several centuries and have distinct customs, languages and culture as well. The tribes are several like Noongar, Yamatji, Murri, Koori, Anangu, Yolngu, Nunga and others like the Palawah group. These tribes are spread across different regions of the country.
The Mungo Man is the oldest civilization in Australia and remains of the Mungo Man was found at Lake Mungo in 1974 that is dated to have existed in the region about 40,000 years ago. There are different theories that exist about the origins of the Aborigines in Australia. The aboriginal art that is sold today are highly priced due to the primitive linkage of these tribes to the earliest form of civilization that existed in the region.
History of ancient tribes
While there are many modern generations of certain tribes that still exist in many parts of the country, there are several tribes that have perished but their cultural remains like Australian aboriginal art still exists. These specimens state much information about their habitation. Their professions like fishermen or hunter gatherers can be made out from the different art pieces that have been restored or found. There are other specimens of their civilization that can be found in many museums in this country like tools that were used for eel farming, stone tools as well as spears.
How the tribes perished?
It is believed that the Aborigines thrived in the continent before the colonization process came from. With the British colonies there were different diseases like smallpox, measles, influenza and others that were new to their system. The infliction of diseases led to several tribal people dying. Again, the colonies, but also reduced their land and the livelihood means were robbed of them. Other things like opium and alcohol also introduced social problems and led to fights between the tribes. See more of traditional artwork like dot paintings over here http://www.aaia.com.au/desert.html.
For those who wish to know or revive the culture and knowledge of the ancient tribes in Australia, they will surely benefit from owning or viewing Aboriginal art. There are some rare original masterpieces that are preserved in museums whose replicas can be found in different art stores. Today, many replicas as well as rare originals can be found at online stores as well. It is necessary to check the authenticity of the sources to know that you are getting your hands on a real piece of art of these ancient tribes. These artworks tell real stories of the lives of these people and the world they lived in.