Origins, Indigenes and Antecedents

Mission Statement: To outline the human and physical environments the first Australian, European and other travellers encountered when they arrived in the North.

The use of Australian is a deliberate attempt to encompass both the First Peoples and subsequent arrivals who saw themselves as coming from this continent rather than somewhere else. 

Origins sets out to outline the physical environment. On the Surface: Shaping the Land explores the geological processes that shaped the landscape; On the Surface: Vegetation and Climate considers the elements that shaped the rest of the environment.. 

Indigenes encompasses On the Surface: Fauna and Megafauna traces the changes in animal life across the region, while On the Surface: The Human Landscape attempts to outline the Aboriginal and Islander communities the earliest outside travellers encountered. 

Antecedents provides the historical background that brought those outside travellers into the Northern environment.

© Ian Hughes 2017