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Method of mounting stone tools on Koondi. Tribes east and north-east of Lake Eyre

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Aiston, George (1929) Method of mounting stone tools on Koondi. Tribes east and north-east of Lake Eyre. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 44-46. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

The gum used for mounting constituted a very important article of barter. However, although the natives had collected the gum in their own country, they would barter it to neighbouring tribes, and were not willing to divulge the secrets of its location. The best source of gum was from the mindry bush, and it was mostly the women who usually collected the mindry roots. The roots would be broken into lenghts of about two feet, then sliced, and placed on hot ashes. Next it was rolled into a ball nad mixed with kangaroo dung to increase its toughness. Includes plates and figures.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 44-46
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 12 May 2012 05:17
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:31
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/13195
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