11 Apr A woman with green eyes and brown hair looking directly into the camera. Photo: Timmah Ball has seen that acquiring These tensions are heightened in a climate where the class and social status of Aboriginal people and non-white Australians are rising. It's an elevation that seems to illicit resentment. map of Australia showing the distribution of yellow-brown hair color among Australian Aborigines-. Close Window. 22 Sep A lock of hair, collected by a British anthropologist a century ago, has yielded the first genome of an Australian Aborigine, along with insights into the Their dark skin reflects an African origin and a migration and residence in latitudes near the equator, unlike Europeans and Asians whose ancestors gained.