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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Queensland Aboriginal people enjoy diverse and living cultures.  Communities vary according to geographic location, environment and resources - each having their own unique cultural practices, languages, beliefs, knowledge and material cultures.  

Torres Strait Islanders, wherever they live, call the islands of the Torres Strait home. Distinct to Aboriginal people and cultures, the Islanders also benefit from diversity with their own cultural practices, languages, beliefs, knowledge and material cultures.

Although Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders have distinct cultures and societies, their experiences of dispossession, oppression and disadvantage, as a result of Invasion and colonisation, provides a political bond and shared identity for different Indigenous peoples.

Queensland Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islanders now live, work, study and travel in different parts of Queensland, Australia and overseas.

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