_________________ Maps _________________
are 6 maps of Aboriginal Australia. They are designed for print and electronic
NSW interactive map
The interactive map of NSW is not large a file (46 kb). It will take a long time to download through some types of Internet connections because of the script which makes it interactive.
The maps were created by Professional Support and Curriculum Directorate, in consultation with Aboriginal educators. The maps are based on:
Horton, David (ed.) (1994) The Encylopaedia of Aboriginal Australia Aboriginal Studies Press for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Canberra.
Tindale maps at the Museum of South Australia
AusAnthrop: database on Aboriginal Australian tribes and languages.
The maps have been checked for accuracy, however, there are still debates about the names and spelling of some nations.
One example of the debate about a nation's name is shown by Eora and Cadigal. Contemporary research indicates that Eora is a word which means 'standing here' and Cadigal is the nation.
One example of spelling variations is shown through the Darug. Alternate spellings are Dharruk, Dharrook, Dhar'rook, Darrook, Dharug.
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