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Aboriginal

1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the native peoples of Australia
2. another word for an Australian Aborigine
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Blyth, on the habits, voice, and constitution, &c., of the humped Indian cattle, that these had descended from a different aboriginal stock from our European cattle; and several competent judges believe that these latter have had more than one wild parent.
The doctrine of the origin of our several domestic races from several aboriginal stocks, has been carried to an absurd extreme by some authors.
If the several breeds are not varieties, and have not proceeded from the rock-pigeon, they must have descended from at least seven or eight aboriginal stocks; for it is impossible to make the present domestic breeds by the crossing of any lesser number: how, for instance, could a pouter be produced by crossing two breeds unless one of the parent-stocks possessed the characteristic enormous crop?
Mauritius offers an apparent exception, where I saw the Rana Mascariensis in abundance: this frog is said now to inhabit the Seychelles, Madagascar, and Bourbon; but on the other hand, Du Bois, in his voyage in 1669, states that there were no reptiles in Bourbon except tortoises; and the Officier du Roi asserts that before 1768 it had been attempted, without success, to introduce frogs into Mauritius -- I presume for the purpose of eating: hence it may be well doubted whether this frog is an aboriginal of these islands.
There can be little doubt that this tortoise is an aboriginal inhabitant of the Galapagos; for it is found on all, or nearly all, the islands, even on some of the smaller ones where there is no water; had it been an imported species, this would hardly have been the case in a group which has been so little frequented.
That famous aboriginal push propagates itself through all the balls of the system, and through every atom of every ball; through all the races of creatures, and through the history and performances of every individual.
Even if I were up to the task, it would be impossible to provide even an overview of Aboriginal law in a short column such as this.
Both at national and state level there continues to be a concern about the size of the 'gap' between the results of non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal students on the national benchmark tests in numeracy.
The author explores acceptable markers and behaviors that allow people to call themselves Aboriginal in Australia and argues that the processes and patterns of behaviors associated with identifying and being accepted as Aboriginal are a problem.
The purpose of this exploratory study was to select four examples, referred to as Aboriginal Relations/Advisory Committees (ARACs): Urban Aboriginal Peoples Advisory Committee in Vancouver; Aboriginal Relations Office in Edmonton; Aboriginal Relations Division in Winnipeg; and Aboriginal Affairs Community Advisory Committee in Toronto.
The 821 sq-ft space is designed to enhance support services for JIBC's Aboriginal students and also serve as a venue where non-Aboriginal students, staff and faculty can deepen their knowledge and appreciation of Aboriginal history and culture.

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