‘Aboriginals of Australia’

Rite of passage – initiation

  

  

  

The most significant event in the lives of young, no doubt, was initiated. Time for him specifically installed, but, Usually, in conjunction with the onset of puberty. This ceremony was given to critical, She refurnished complex rituals, and often lasted for many months.

Dedication to symbolize the end of childhood and the mean, that the young person is ready to master the mysterious beliefs and traditions of his tribe. Painful operation and testing of fire introduced a young man to the rank of an adult male.

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Getting Married in Aboriginal Australia

Getting Married in contrast to the initiation rites of almost refurnished. Immediately after the birth of a girl is often already had the groom, who chose for her closest male relative. Matchmaking going on certain canons, strictly observed relatives of bride and groom. In anticipation of maturity of the bride, they talked, carrying out the mutual obligations, exchanged gifts.

Often the agreement of the marriage occurred on the basis of the exchange: sister or niece of the groom became the wife of a relative of the bride. The girl began to live in her husband's camp, with the onset of puberty.
If my husband had several wives, Girl shared a house with an older wife.

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The tribe of Australian Aborigines

The tribe is the main social unit of society Aboriginal. The first European settlers in Australia to describe the indigenous people often use the terms "tribe" and "leader" in the sense, which was adopted in Aboriginal Americas or the Pacific Islands.

However, the concept of "leader", strictly speaking, not apply to Aboriginal community, and even the concept of "tribe" has no meaning here that social, What we usually put into it.

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