TOOLS, UTENSILS, AND WEAPONS - 2


Fighting weaponry
used by Australian Aborigines included:


(a) Thrown objects:

A throwing club, (nulla nulla), from Cedar Creek, northern Queensland.

(b) Parrying objects:

 

 

Two men with their weapons, a large battle axe, two painted shields, and a boomerang. They wear painted body decoration, necklaces, and waist bands. The man on the right wears a European leather belt (replacing the traditional waist band) and pubic decoration.

Cardwell, north Queensland.

From 17 Years Wandering Among the Aboriginals.

 

The murrawirrie is a large boomerang-like club used by the Wangkangurru and Dieri people of inland South Australia.

Photograph from Savage Life in Central Australia, second edition 2009, published by David M. Welch

Aboriginal weapons

(c) Defensive objects

 

Aboriginal weapons

 

A painted shield greater than one metre long, from Harveys Creek, north Queensland. At the top left is beeswax which has been used to fill in and repair gashes in the wood from battle scars.

From 17 Years Wandering Among the Aboriginals.

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Aboriginal Culture Topics...


INTRODUCTION


REGIONAL
VARIATIONS


RELIGION

 


SOCIAL
ORGANISATION

Art


Bags, Baskets, and Containers


Body Adornment

Bush Foods

Ceremonial Life


Fishing
Methods


Fire
Making

Housing
and Shelters

Stone
Tools


Tree
Climbing


Wooden Tools
and Weapons

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