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18TH CENTURY LIVING HISTORY IN AUSTRALIA.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Graphic Primitive Hunting Video. Warning!

Warning! This video shows images of Australian natives hunting Kangaroos for food. This video may upset some viewers. This video is being shown for wilderness survival purposes and in no way do I recommend non skilled people should practice on live animals.


The Woomera.



This woomera above is fitted with a Kangaroo claw in one end which fits into the end of the spear, and it has a sharp edged rock fitted to the other end which can be used as an adze.


Showing the adze end of the woomera, the end held in the hand when spear throwing.

3 comments:

Dave Reid said...

The Aboriginal people have hunting skills that never cease to amaze me. Excellent video. Cheers Dave

Gorges Smythe said...

The atlatls are quite wide. I wonder if that's just tradition or if they have a reason for it (available materials, etc.).

Le Loup said...

Gorges, I will add some images to this post for you. Styles differ from tribe to tribe and place to place, but the "woomera" is made from a hollow tree, hence it tends to be wide and dished. The woomera is a multi purpose tool having a sharp adged stone fitted to one end that can be used as an adze.