I have been reading, again, books I first read while still in primary school. I learned a lot about the people who were here before white men came, and have a lot of respect for them and how they cared for the land and each other, though I would have preferred less brutality towards women by the men. But then, some of the women gave as good as they got too.
I would challenge anybody who claims to be Australian aboriginals to spend just a month living as they did. I suspect that our Australian of the Year would not last the distance … and he is a fit sportsman. He would not be able to find food, and would have no skills to hunt or fish without white man equipment. Even those who live in remote camps rely on white man vehicles, clothing, food, medicine etc.