Traditional hunting

Traditional hunting

Aboriginal peoples living on the NSW coast likely had a large variety of foods in their diet
including shellfish, turtles, fish, berries, wild plums, figs, yams, ducks, goannas and kangaroos.

Throughout eastern Australia, many Aboriginal peoples also hunted koalas and other tree-dwelling animals for food. Some Aboriginal peoples were very skilled at climbing and also used ladders, chopped toeholds or used climbing bands made from stringybark trees. By hunting and gathering only what they needed, many Aboriginal peoples ensured resources were not depleted before moving with the next season to another location or making use of another resource.

Koalas in Aboriginal Art

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Aboriginal Rangers working in Conservation in NSW

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