TOOLS, UTENSILS, AND WEAPONS - 1


Australian Aborigines manufactured a range of tools, utensils, fighting weapons, and hunting weapons made from the available resources of wood, bone and shell.


Wooden tools and utensils included:

 

A Wangkangurru man spinning string with a wooden cross-piece spindle. The fibres were obtained by smashing up dry grass stalks. 1920s.

Photograph by George Aiston, from Savage Life in Central Australia, second edition published by David M. Welch.

Aboriginal tools

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