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Rising World Seas, cut off Tasmania and Papua New Guinea from Australia

Rising world seas, about 12,000 Years, (BP or Before the Present) around TERRA  AUSTRALIS, cut off Tasmania and the Land in the Gulf of Carpentaria to Papua New Guinea, so that only the Tops of Mountain Peaks show up as Islands. This also includes the Whitsunday Islands, and Kangaroo Island. The water depth, around Australia had risen by about 3O metres, or about 3 Electricity Poles on top of one another.

Rising World Seas cut off our Aborigine’s Ancestors from Asia, but also gave us the Torres Strait Islanders. By the way Aborigine is a LATIN name.

Many thousands of years ago, before that event, our Australian Aborigines Ancestors came from Asia to Australia. The rising seas helped destroy early sites of our Aborigines Ancestors. It seems to me, that Archaeologists cannot accurately state, completely agree on, or decide what came about.

Can you see the land that could have been between Australia and Papua New Guinea, and Australia and Tasmania??


1. Scientists seem to agree our Aborigines Ancestors settled here earlier than 60,000 years ago.

2. The bones of “Lake Mungo Man” from the Willandra Lakes area seem to be earlier than 40,000years. Possibly 50,000 years. The Land was not the desert area we now know, but full of water, birds fish etc.

3. Mungo Man and area.


5. A land bridge, or very easy access, from Southern Asia, to parts of Northern Australia probably existed.


1. Maybe the “grass is always greener on the other side of the fence!


3. Maybe the earliest Animals (fauna), where they lived were just a bit too big and dangerous,

4. Maybe regional climatic conditions kept the Hunter/Gatherers moving.


1,  For a “Hunter Gatherer, nomadic people” undertaking even a small river crossing would have been quite a task, especially if burdened with old folks and small children.

2, Maybe the first peoples simply walked over land, when land existed, in what we now call the Timor and Arafura Sea’s, and the Gulf of Carpentaria. All of the Islands from the tip of Australia to Papua New Guinea,(at least 274) are part of the highest mountains before all the waters on earth became a lot higher than they are now.

3.Underwater mapping shows that our Earths Landmass, was very different many years ago to what it is now. Our Planets surface is made up of “Plates” that move around a bit. Think of a rugby-soccer-tennis-squash ball. When whacked they change shape BUT resume their normal shape for some time, until too many thumps and being left out in the rain and sun, alters their shape a bit.

4.A  land bridge from Southern Asia probably existed.



FOOD----WATER----FOOD---WATER----FOOD----WATER----SHELTER----SAFETY from Other Aborigines  and Animals!

Living a precarious life as a Hunter Gatherer, never offered ALL of the above for long!!

The use of FIRE by Homo erectus, for cooking seems to be very vague, varying from 400,000 years ago to 1.7 millions of years ago. Anyway it certainly assisted earliest Man to “enjoy” cooked food.

Continued----. HOW DID THEY GET HERE?

No Trams-- no Trains—No Buses—No Cars--No Motorbikes—No Roads

No Maps—No Telephone or Ipods.

Just walk on dry land, or maybe using a small jumble of reeds or branches to help cross water, or maybe wade through water if necessary.

What about the Paintings on Rocks (Rock Art)? All over Australia.

Was this a result of NOT having a writing system??.

What about the Dingos?

They seemed to have arrived, from ASIA about 6000 to 8000 years ago. They must have crossed water to get here. How?????

What about the Tasmanian Tiger?

How did it get to Tasmania?

What about the Platypus?


Firstly the Group of Islands are named after a Dutch Explorer in 1606 Luis Vaz de Torres. He helped the Dutch People settle the Dutch East Indies in Java. Lieutenant Bligh after the ‘Pandora” mutiny, sailed through this group of islands.

There are approximately 270 Islands, some are little more than little mud flats, others are what we call regular small Islands, and some others are of volcanic origin, In fact the probable beginning of Australia’s Mountainous ‘Great Divide’ actually starts here.

The Torres Strait Islands may be grouped into five distinct clusters, which exhibit differences of geology and formation as well as location the indigenous peoples of the islands, are Melanesians, culturally most akin to the coastal peoples of Papua New Guinea. Thus they are regarded as being distinct from other Aboriginal peoples of Australia, and are generally referred to separately


More than 12,000 years ago world sea levels were about 30 meters lower than today. Since much of the Torres Strait was covered by only a few meters of water, people at that time could easily walk between Cape York and southern New Guinea.

The rocky coast of Cape York would not have looked much different from what it does today, but the Papua New Guinea coast in the northern Torres Strait would have been a few kilometers further inland, as much of the present coast has recently formed from sediments laid down by river deltas.

The land bridge accounts for the fact that today some animal and bird species live in both Papua New Guinea and North Queensland:

· In the last 25 years, archaeologists working in the Torres Strait have found evidence of human settlement dating back 2,500 years.



· FOOD----WATER----FOOD---WATER----FOOD----WATER----SHELTER----SAFETY from Other PEOPLE  and Animals!

Living a precarious life as a Hunter Gatherer, never offered ALL of the above for long!!


Torres Strait Islanders are  indigenous people of Australia but their culture is often overshadowed by Aboriginal Australia. Their culture and history is often lumped in with Aboriginal culture and history. Eddie Mabo is often described as an Aboriginal activist despite the fact that he was a Torres Strait islander.

Christine Anu-----------------Wendell Sailor—and Sam Thaiday are Torres Strait ````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````Islanders.

The culture of the Torres Strait is Melanesian and has strong links to Papua New Guinea rather than Aboriginal Australia. In fact two large settlements exist on the shores of the Northern Territory, and a large population of Islanders live in Northern Queensland.

Many Islanders were encouraged to go to mainland Australia during World War 2, because it was thought that the Japanese Army would Island hop on the way to Australia. Prior to the War, many Japanese, Philippines, and Malay’s, and worked on Boats gathering shell life, and diving for pearls. During World War 2 the so called “Brisbane Line” was formulated to abandon most of northern Australia to the advancing Japanese


The traditional lifestyle of each island was dependent on the resources available to them. The people of the western islands were hunter gathers because of their reliance on the land. The people of the central and eastern islands (including Mer) relied on the sea and trade with other islands. These different  lifestyles,  has influenced community life and culture.


If they were not domiciled on the land and went to higher grounds to escape the rising waters

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