This map points out the Aboriginal tribes that existed in Australia in 1836 and their locations. The downside to this map is the small type that appears here. This map came from the Australian Government’s atlas which is full of different historical and physical maps. Australian was first discovered in 1606 but wasn’t colonized until 1788. Around the time of this map, 1836, the states were beginning to appear as separate colonies and the Aborigine populations began to decline.
The map represents work carried out for the Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia. Using the published resources available between 1988 and 1994, the map attempts to represent language, tribal or nation groups of Australia's Indigenous peoples.
Aboriginal Australia:Move your cursor over any area of the map to reveal the 'magnifying glass' circle. Scroll your mouse wheel to zoom in or out within the magnifying circle. On touch screens, tap once on the screen to show the magnifying circle. Then, keep your finger on the screen and move the circle around to show the zoomed in map.