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What were some of the important links between Aboriginal culture and the natural environment before Europeans settled in Australia In order to answer the question it is necessary to be clear of the concepts that are to be investigated culture natural and the environment So what is your understanding of the terms culture environment and natural Natural according to the Concise Oxford Dictionary among other things states it as being existing in or by nature not artificial inane inherent self-sown uncultivated According to the google online sociology dictionary culture is defined as Objects made by people as they interact with one another and the physical world and The products of collective human activity that have no physical reality including symbols language music beliefs values norms and attitudes Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary Thesaurus describes the environment as the complex of physical chemical and biotic factors as climate soil and living things that act upon an organism or an ecological community and ultimately determine its form and survival b the aggregate of social and cultural conditions that influence the life of an individual or community Indigenous culture in all its aspects shows links to the environment expressed through their relationship with the local and regional environment via art rituals belief systems and languages Australia has been home to some of its Aboriginal inhabitants since the beginning of time The land and all the creatures that inhabit it represent their history their culture their meaning and their very identity The incorporation of the environment into every aspect of the traditional indigenous daily life would seem apparently inevitable considering their subsistence agricultural habits and seasonal migrations However what was not necessarily inevitable was aboriginal law which has created belief systems historically having the effect of promoting sustainable use of the environment Dreamtime law Aboriginal law was established during the dreaming or creation time ancestral beings walked
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