Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tjapukai People, Australia

next comes an awesome Australian card!

I love this Aboriginal Australia cards portraying indigenous people and different Australian tribes.
On this one here you can see the Tjapukai (or Djabugay) people (or People of the rain forest, as it is often used to describe them)
They are a group of Australian Aborigines who are the original inhabitants of mountains, gorges, lands and waters of a richly forested part of the Great Dividing Range.
They were nomads within their own tribal boundaries, whose major beliefs are in the Elder’s knowledge and reincarnation.
Even though Tjapukai is seen as a Patriarchal tribe, men did their own business, women did theirs. Yet they would all get together when all clans celebrated or when neighbouring tribes visited.
The Tjapukai community can be seen today as “Village in the Rainforest”, one of the major tourists towns in the Far North Queensland. It is home to the majority of the Djabugay people, if not the outer indigenous communities – Oak Forest, Mantaka, Korowra, Koah and Mona Mona.

the stamp is from a set of 4 issued in 2012, representing road trips.


Heather said...

It is surprisingly difficult to find postcards of aboriginal females, this is the only one I have in my collection of cards to send!

Ana said...

really?? I had no idea! Ive seen a lot of these aboriginal cards but never noticed there are barely and ladies among...wonder why though!?