Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Brewarrina Fish Traps

In the video, a significant Aboriginal elder tells a story about the indigenous stone fish traps. The narrator, known as Aunty June Baker, explains that there was a long drought. During the drought a man and his two boys went out and stacked rocks and hard sand in the riverbed into the shape of a large fish net. The rain came and filled the river and the traps. The men would then walk into these pools and spear the fish. This is a very awesome find indeed!

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