Aboriginal peoples throughout the world have battled for the survival of their cultural identities.
This is because of the intense economic and social pressures that began with their earliest contacts with Western cultures.
Aboriginal communities do not necessarily regard their
own cultures as being in direct conflict with those of the
societies that dominate the globe. Societies that are industrialised and post-industrialised.
They also regard themselves as contemporary peoples who constantly adapt to the challenges presented by the modern world.
Aboriginal peoples work to bring this world into their own. And they use elements of its systems and technology to enhance the potential for their own cultures to survive and grow.
The objects selected in this story come from a few of the communities that continue to maintain their cultural traditions. But who also use the modern world to help them do so.
Find out more about Survival - People and Their Land on our Projects section