Technology of the Ngadjon Rainforest People

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Traditional Aboriginal Knowledge


Technology of the Ngadjon Rainforest People

Weapons and Tools
Making a Shield
Basket Making

The Ngadjonji used the gifts of their environment as the raw materials for the production of a wide variety of objects which made their lives more secure and comfortable.

Photo - Cairns Historical Society
This photograph, taken by Atkinson in the 1890s, shows a group of rainforest Aborigines with some of these objects. The men on the left are holding shields, spears and woomeras while the man on the right has a huge wooden sword as well as a shield. In the front are two finely-woven cane baskets. Behind are three typical mija .