Synopsis by Alice Day
In this series, an overview of the factors affecting the development of Australia is given, from its beginnings through modern times. The origins of Australia's indigenous people, the Aborigines, are traced, and their adaptations to the unique environment are discussed. Unique Continent - Australian Environmental Studies: Aboriginal Living looks at how the Aborigines learned to use bush fires as part of their ecosystem management, and what foods were eaten by the tribes. When the Europeans came to the country, Aboriginal contributions to culture declined.