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New Zealand and Australia

by: Robyn Dixon

New Zealand and Australia HSS 1120

Robyn Dixon

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These notes cover the basic details about New Zealand and the Maori People as well as Australia and the Aborigines.
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Robyn Dixon on Sunday February 28, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HSS 1120 at Southern Utah University taught by Dr. Kholoud Al-Qubbaj in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 23 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Diversity in Arts and Humanities at Southern Utah University.

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Date Created: 02/28/16
Australia and New Zealand New Zealand 1. Population a. 4.4 million 2. Maori People a. Treaty of Waitangi i. Put Maori people under British rule b. Population i. 69% European ii. 14% Maori iii. 9.2% Asian iv. 6.9% other c. Have a King and Queen separate from the New Zealand national government 3. Language a. English 4. Religion a. Christianity 5. Food a. Meat b. Seafood c. Wine d. Beer 6. Stereotypes a. Maori i. Trash, illiterate, thieves ii. Gang members iii. Being Maori is a disadvantage unless you can present yourself as white 1. Literate, educated, wealthy, etc. 7. Traditions a. Haka: War Dance (ment) b. Powhiri: use poi—white balls—and wear face paint (women) c. Hongi: touch foreheads and noses in greeting i. breath of life 1. Originated from Maori story of the creation of the first woman d. Receive a key to hang on the wall on 21 birthday 8. Activities a. Rugby, outdoor sports, Netball i. All Blacks—national rugby team 1. Winners of the Rugby World Cup Australia 1. 23.13 million people 2. Wildlife a. Only found in Australia: i. Wombat ii. Koala iii. Kangaroo Australia and New Zealand iv. Dingo 3. Aborigines a. 40,000 years before European Settlers i. Population of approximately 1 million b. Nomadic i. Hunter-gatherers ii. Fire Stick Farmers 1. Burn land to clear it of unwanted vegetation iii. Locate to well-watered coastal areas c. Population and Language i. 300 clans ii. 250 languages 1. 700 dialects d. Religion i. Dreamtime: dreaming era which totemic spirit beings formed 1. Used to describe one’s personality e. Food i. Seafood ii. Fruits and Vegetables f. Art i. Dot painting 1. Based on stories and Dreamtime 2. Form of communication 3. Used to teach stories g. Flag i. Black: Aboriginal people of Australia ii. Yellow Circle: Sun iii. Red: Red earth and red oquirrh


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