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Spears: Form & Function

Prior to invasion, the spear was the principle weapon used in Australia by Aboriginal people for hunting and combat purposes. In its simplest form a traditionally produced spear is a weapon consisting of a...

Close-up of Hunter Valley Cloak, Wonnarua/Awabakal/Gamilaroi, in Smithsonian Institute Collection, Washington D.C. 4

Traditional Aboriginal Clothing

Traditional Clothing Part of a common suite of assumptions which have characterised how history has been taught in Australian schools since the arrival of Europeans, is the idea that Australia’s First Peoples’ traditionally wore...