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Our Present Culture.
Today Tasmanian Aboriginal culture is wholly urban. All our Ancestors died taking our Traditional culture with them. We have an integrated culture which components incorporates our Traditional past with our urban lifestyle. A continuous heritage that extends unbroken through three ice ages into the mists of time. The current estimate is sixty thousand years by some archaeologists.
We are Tasmania's unrecognised Aboriginal community, with a reconciliation agenda.
We are urban because we were denied our Traditional Culture by the policies of the nineteenth century missionaries and governments who wanted to see us destroyed. An extinct race solves all problems of land alienation. All the Ancestors, both free and captured died in shame, sorrow and pain forbidden to practice their way of life for fear of reprisals which could have been death, removal of their children or numerous forms of punishment.
Our Traditional Cultural heritage is being rediscovered through the writings of the European invaders who recorded observations of the Ancestors, in journals and diaries and newspaper accounts.
Wallantanalinany Lydidder (Southern country all around) is the Southern Traditional Elders Council for the Lia Pootah People.
About Our Community
How less than 10 people wiped out over 10,000 Tasmanian Aboriginals - in 1996.
We believe that there can be no reconciliation without education. We provide a range of services that provide Information about Tasmanian Aboriginal people.
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