Just who followed the ‘first Australians?’
Letter to the Editor
The ‘first’ Australians died out millennia ago.
Joe Hildebrand (CM12 June) ‘Recognize our first Australians’, needs to learn history. Indonesia, PNG, and Australia were all one land mass joined by grassy plains numerous times over millennia, Indonesia has possums, gumtrees; PNG has possums, kangaroos, 4 species of Echidna, gumtrees, in the mountains it appears the Tasmanian tiger (Dobsegna) still exists. Many races of humans also migrated into and out of Australia over millennia, in the 1400’s and 1500’s, Dutchand Portuguese sailors sighting the Western Australian coastline noted “tall natives in warfare chasing and killing hordes of “little” native peoples”.
Dr Norman Tindale, Entomologist, Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Ethnologist, SA Museum Curator, University Lecturer ANU; Dr Joseph Birdsell American academic, Anthropologist Harvard University and UCLA; Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology at Leipzig, Germany researcher Dr Irina Pugach, Dr Frederick Delfin, Dr Ellen Gunnarsdóttir, Dr Manfred Kayser, and Professor Mark Stoneking Professor of Biological Anthropology; Dr. Satish Kumar Professor & Dean Central University of Haryana Jant-Pali, Mahendergargh-123031. India; Dr Alan Redd, anthropologist Pennsylvanian State University; Dr Merritt Ruhlen, Stanford University; Eminent Professor Alfred Cort Haddon, Sc.D., FRS, FRGS; Dr Walter Roth, Queensland Northern Protector of Aboriginals in 1898, Royal Commissioner of Western Australia.
Skeletons of very different prior people have been found (gracile and robust), seven very different skulls have been found of extremely different Homo lineages. Researchers at Max Planck Institute and Professor Satish Kumar, have proven by DNA analysis that Indian aboriginals migrated here 4,230 years ago, bringing the Sulawesi dog with them (Melanie Fillios and Paul Taçon UNE) the non-marsupial Dingo pest.
Joe, we do not know who the ‘first’ Australians were, their skulls have been found in 10 m Y O volcanic ash (skeletons in Bulgaria and Greece dated 7.2 m) — present your research papers or withdraw the urban myth, no more taurus excreta.
G J May