The Dreamtime is at once the ancient time of creation and the present day reality of Dreaming.
The exact timing of the arrival of the ancestors of Aboriginal people has been a matter of dispute among archaeologists.
There are many wedding traditions and customs which are still observed today.
‘Each culture, religious, national, and ethnic group have their own unique traditions surrounding marriage and the wedding ceremony’.
Fathers sustained authority over their children, such as in relation to marriage arrangements, but it was generally the mother and the grandmother who had the primary right to discipline their children.
In Aboriginal society, the women were responsible for extracting, used and cooked bush foods while older women transmitted knowledge about bush lore to younger women and children.
Watercraft must have been used for some passages, however, such as those between and Greater Australia, because they entail distances greater than 120 miles (200 km).
This is the earliest confirmed seafaring in the world.
Whereas the dingo was introduced from Southeast Asia, the small implements appear to be independent inventions from within Australia.
Within the past 1,500–3,000 years, other important changes occurred at the general continental level: population increases, the exploitation of new habitats, more efficient resource exploitation, and an increase in the exchange of valued items over wide areas.