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Mounted with a colonial silver plaque inscribed ‘A present to D. & M.B. From Australia’
Old smooth dark brown patina
Size: 67cm wide – 26½ ins wide
The material culture of the Australian aborigine seems on first consideration, a limited one compared to many other indigenous peoples, but although simple it was very versatile, economical and completely sustainable. Their tools and weapons were made from naturally occurring woods, flints and stones, and their food and water was obtained from animals, birds, fish and insects. Water was often the most difficult commodity to obtain and the aborigines of the Central desert sometimes resorted to getting water from a frog that would fill itself with water and then bury itself in the mud. They then dug it out with their digging sticks and squeezed it dry.