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Australia was colonised by people from New Guinea while the two islands were still joined (up to 25,000 years ago). Evidence of human habitation in eastern New Guinea dates back to 40,000 years. The negroid ie small frizzy haired people were the first Australians. Their remnants can be found in the rainforests of northern Queensland and in Tasmania.
The book is well supported and well regarded. I want to add a caveat to the above answer, since the Wikipedia page doesn't emphasize this point. He is writing from a viewpoint of environmental determinism. This area of academics is having a bit of a revival right now, but environmental determinism has long been used to explain European (and according to ...
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