Australia

Commonwealth of Australia
  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman's Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

Inhabited in prehistoric times, climatic changes led to an exodus between 15,000 and 25,000 years ago. A population using stone tools was in evidence by 2,000–1,000 BC. The Aboriginal society, composed of extended family groups, numbered around 1m.

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  • Barry Turner

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