BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for trade and exchange in a winnun ceremony, 1985. Protocols exist for who can make the winnun goods and where the wood for the boomerangs is taken from.

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata collecting wood for boomerang manufacture, 1985. The boomerangs are used in winnun, or exchange, ceremonies.

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata collecting wood for boomerang manufacture, 1985. The boomerangs are used in winnun, or exchange, ceremonies.

CLARKIE

Clarkie out hunting sand goanna on the Barkly Tablelands, 1985.

NUGGETT COLLINS HUNTING

Nuggett Collins Jarpata hunting near Newcastle Waters, 1985.

SUNSET

Sunset at Longreach Waterhole, Newcastle Waters 1985.

BUSH MEDICINE

This plant is used to cure an upset stomach. It is boiled and made into a kind of tea, sweetened by including gum resin.

COLLECTING GUM NEAR NEWCASTLE WATERS

Collecting Gum near Newcastle Waters to make a sweet drink, 1987.

DOROTHY NUGGETT FISHING

Dorothy Nuggett fishing at Longreach Waterhole near Newcastle Waters, 1985.

NUGGETT COLLINS JARPATA HUNTING

Nuggett Collins hunting near Newcastle Waters, 1986.

ABBY THOMAS MAKING A STONE BLADE

Abby Thomas making a Leilira blade at Kankiritja stone quarry, 1985.

PADDY JIMIJA MAKING BOOMERANGS

Paddy Jimija making boomerangs for trade and exchange.

NUGGETT COLLINS COLLECTING WOOD

Nuggett Collins Jarpata collecting wood for boomerang manufacture. The boomerangs are part of the trade and exchange cycle called winnun.

DOROTHY NUGGETT

Dorothy Nuggett hunting near Newcastle Waters 1985.

NUGGETT COLLINS WITH TRADE AND EXCHANGE GOODS

Nuggett Collins Jarpata with trading goods preparing for winnun ceremony at Yarralin. The bundles of boomerangs were made over several weeks by Mudburra and Jingili men. They were traded for spears, cloth and other boomerangs. Important Dreaming histories are associated with the various trade goods. These stories travel with the goods as a part of the trade cycle called winnun.

DAISY COLLINS FISHING

Daisy Collins fishing at Longreach Waterhole near Newcastle Waters. Traditionally, Daisy would place a hollow log into shallow water and then her and all the children would splash in the water near the log and the fish would hide in the hollow. The ends of the log would then be blocked to catch the fish.

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BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for trade and exchange in a winnun ceremony, 1985. Protocols exist for who can make the winnun goods and where the wood for the boomerangs is taken from.

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata collecting wood for boomerang manufacture, 1985. The boomerangs are used in winnun, or exchange, ceremonies.

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata collecting wood for boomerang manufacture, 1985. The boomerangs are used in winnun, or exchange, ceremonies.

CLARKIE

Clarkie out hunting sand goanna on the Barkly Tablelands, 1985.

NUGGETT COLLINS HUNTING

Nuggett Collins Jarpata hunting near Newcastle Waters, 1985.

SUNSET

Sunset at Longreach Waterhole, Newcastle Waters 1985.

BUSH MEDICINE

This plant is used to cure an upset stomach. It is boiled and made into a kind of tea, sweetened by including gum resin.

COLLECTING GUM NEAR NEWCASTLE WATERS

Collecting Gum near Newcastle Waters to make a sweet drink, 1987.

DOROTHY NUGGETT FISHING

Dorothy Nuggett fishing at Longreach Waterhole near Newcastle Waters, 1985.

NUGGETT COLLINS JARPATA HUNTING

Nuggett Collins hunting near Newcastle Waters, 1986.

ABBY THOMAS MAKING A STONE BLADE

Abby Thomas making a Leilira blade at Kankiritja stone quarry, 1985.

PADDY JIMIJA MAKING BOOMERANGS

Paddy Jimija making boomerangs for trade and exchange.

NUGGETT COLLINS COLLECTING WOOD

Nuggett Collins Jarpata collecting wood for boomerang manufacture. The boomerangs are part of the trade and exchange cycle called winnun.

DOROTHY NUGGETT

Dorothy Nuggett hunting near Newcastle Waters 1985.

NUGGETT COLLINS WITH TRADE AND EXCHANGE GOODS

Nuggett Collins Jarpata with trading goods preparing for winnun ceremony at Yarralin. The bundles of boomerangs were made over several weeks by Mudburra and Jingili men. They were traded for spears, cloth and other boomerangs. Important Dreaming histories are associated with the various trade goods. These stories travel with the goods as a part of the trade cycle called winnun.

DAISY COLLINS FISHING

Daisy Collins fishing at Longreach Waterhole near Newcastle Waters. Traditionally, Daisy would place a hollow log into shallow water and then her and all the children would splash in the water near the log and the fish would hide in the hollow. The ends of the log would then be blocked to catch the fish.