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  1. What was life like for Aboriginal people before the arrival of Europeans? By Charlotte & Luke

  2. Aboriginal hunting&Gathering • Men killed larger animals using weapons. • Women collected smaller animals, plants and insects.

  3. Hunting • Boomerangs were used to hunt animals • Hunting boomerangs don’t come back

  4. Killer boomerang This is a good for killing kangaroos and emus Returning boomerang war-axe This boomerang is sharp at the top and pointing at the end This is a famous curved boomerang r

  5. Boomerangs. • Green hard timber • Black wattle, Gums, eucalypt • Made from roots or branches with a natural curve • Hardwood better stability in flight • Heat the sap so shape can be made • Timber treated with heat to maintain shape

  6. Boomerangs • Used exclusively by men • Hunting large animals • A returning boomerang is designed to circle back to the thrower • A returning boomerang distracts the animals

  7. Aboriginal fishing • Spears were made from branches • Spears were used to catch seafood for eating

  8. A hunting spear is used to kill animals for food and clothing • A woomera is used to throw the spear

  9. Hunting animal • A long spear was used for killing from a long distance • A Nullanulla was used to knock the animals on the head

  10. Aboriginal Art • Aboriginals are creative people • Rock paintings are the oldest painting • Rocks were crushed for paint • Feathers are used for a brush • Dots are used sometimes to make pictures

  11. Aboriginal art tells a story

  12. Aboriginal Clothing • Clothing depended on the climate • Hot climate minimal clothing was worn • Body art • Cool and cold climates – possum skin cloaks were worn

  13. Clothing • Hot climates – minimal clothing • Body art • Cold climates • Possum skin cloaks

  14. Video: Making a possum skin cloak http://www.abc.net.au/local/videos/2011/01/24/3120678.htm The end.