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  1. ABORIGINAL SURVIVAL IN AUSTRALIA

  2. WOOMERA & SPEAR • The woomera is a sort of cradle for the spear and can magnify the distance and power of the throw exponentially. Since the Aboriginal people never came up with a bow and arrow, the all wood 7 foot spear that can be thrown over 100 meters.

  3. FIRE MAKING • Aboriginals had quite a clever way of making fire. They get a broad piece of wood bore a hole in it get a smaller stick, put some tinder around it and start giving it some friction, the tinder caches, you put some wood on and you got a nice warm fire

  4. BOOMERANGs • Like I said before the Aboriginals never got their hands on a bow and arrow. The boomerang was used in war, however was effective in hunting small game, bats, and different birds.

  5. SHELTER • A humpy is a small hut made of straight branches, bark and wild brush to make it fairly water tight and insulated

  6. Water resources • Lets face it unless you live right near Alice Springs you need something to carry and purify water. The aboriginals used animal hide or large leaves with several stints in it and get some water. For the purifying process they would get 2 tall forked sticks and put the handle on a stick that sits in the forks, start a fire and boil it.

  7. FOOD • Bug larva is fairly popular, large game is a little difficult to find sometimes, small game and birds are common as well as nuts and honey, some fruits and vegetables can be found

  8. BUSH MEDICINE • Lets face it you might face illness or injury if trying to survive. This is a list of some of the natural bush medicines • -paper bark can be a pain killer • -Eucalyptus can cure minor illness • Tea Tree leaves can treat skin infection