Example sentences for: aborigines

How can you use “aborigines” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The wallaby and the wallaroo were, like the kangaroo, large marsupials which the Aborigines hunted; the koala was also a marsupial but arboreal in habit and sufficiently unique in appearance to have had the settlers liken it to a bear, a sloth, or a monkey in their naming of it; the wombat was a heavy, thickset marsupial sometimes known as a badger because of its burrowing habit.

  • First, the words used by the Aborigines were seldom as attractive to the colonists as descriptive English names that emphasised the perceived resemblance between the new and the known and familiar, and so made for more certain communication.

  • Australian aborigines have long sought acknowledgment of the atrocities inflicted upon them.

  • Each new settlement meant a new beginning but so limited was the relationship between settlers and Aborigines that there was little progress beyond the Port Jackson model.

  • And when, in 1820, Phillip King landed at the Endeavour River, in the north of what is now Queensland, where Cook's glossary was obtained, he found that the local Aborigines did not recognize the word, using a name something like menuah instead.


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