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The indigenous art market has traditionally been a lucrative one in Australia.
Now, a social enterprise run by Aborigines called Blak Markets is hoping to capitalise on the art market’s popularity to help the community.
Yaara Bou Melhem reports from Bare Island in Sydney.
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In This Story: Aborigines
Aboriginal Australians comprise many distinct peoples who have developed across Australia for over 50,000 years. These peoples have a broadly shared, though complex, genetic history, but it is only in the last two hundred years that they have been defined and started to self-identify as a single group.
The term Indigenous Australians refers to Aboriginal Australians as well as Torres Strait Islanders.
Before extensive European settlement, there were over 250 Aboriginal languages. In the 2016 Australian Census, Indigenous Australians comprised 3.3% of Australia’s population, with 91% of these identifying as Aboriginal only, 5% Torres Strait Islander, and 4% both.