This fascinating and intelligent volume tells the remarkable story of Australian Aboriginal history from its distant beginnings in the age of Dreamtime, through the first contact with Europeans and other outsiders, right up to the present day. "The Original Australians" offers stunning insights into the life and experiences of one of the world's oldest cultures. This volume also looks at some of the most commonly asked questions, such as where did the Aboriginal people come from? And how did they survive in such a harsh environment? As well as debunking common myths. It also attempts to look at Aboriginal history and culture from both black and white perspectives, in order to better understand its place in today's global society.