Ancient Tradition of the Aboriginal People

01 Apr

The Emu hasn’t posted for a while , a bit of the old age catching up and a touch of frustration with the changes from Windows spaces to WordPress, not to worry its a case of persevering.
For those that have followed the Emus blogs in the past you will know I have a great affinity with our Australian Aboriginal peoples and their culture , must run in the family as my younger brother Daryl has also.
We love exploring and documenting the ancient culture and traditions of our indiginous peoples , so here is a story that comes from the ancient lands of our Aborigines.
My brother came across an ancient Aboriginal camp in the Northern territory of Australia a while back and took a couple of pics of a simple structure that we could not evaluate in terms of its relationship to the Aboriginal people , this structure is a simple frame of rocks or flat slate built in the form of a simple hide that has only room for one.
Now knowing that our Aboriginal peoples followed a nomadic lifestyle the construction of a stone cave or hide did not go with their lifestyle.
My brother and I researched and endeavoured to explain this ancient construction to no avail, the final solution was to get the advice from those that would know, the Aboriginal people themselves.
Daryl located an old elder of the Aborigines who explained the phenomenon quite easily,
The pictures show an ancient Aboriginal method of a bird snare.
They built a brick grotto and covered the top with loose branches , nearby they lit a fire , they would then sit in the grotto and poke through the branches a stick attached to feathers and twirl it around.
The fire would draw the attention of eagles overhead and the feathers on the stick would bring the bird down to investigate where the Aboriginal warrior would reach through the branches and drag the bird into the cave .
An ancient method of Aboriginal bird catching techniques.

Aussie Emu



Posted by on April 1, 2011 in Uncategorized


10 responses to “Ancient Tradition of the Aboriginal People

  1. Monica

    April 27, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    an older post, Ian, but fascinating – I believe our native Americans did something similar

    • The Emu

      April 28, 2015 at 2:13 am

      You had me intrigued with this comment Monica, I had to go back and see what it was about, I had completely forgotten it.
      Thanks for taking the time to go back into my past posts.

  2. wonkywizard

    November 1, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Fascinating hunting skill. Thanks .

    • The Emu

      November 2, 2014 at 11:48 am

      Ancient traditional hunting methods were quite ingenious, and evolved out of necessity I think.

  3. powerofwow

    April 4, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Fascinating stuff Ian.. I like to read about different cultures and traditions… Thankyou for sharing this insight with us… 🙂
    Have a magical day…

  4. prenin

    April 1, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Damned clever!!! 🙂

    Shows how well they’ve adapted to their environment…

    God Bless!


  5. penpusherpen

    April 1, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    So many ancient traditions and meanings must be fading away every new generation, Emu, makes your blog a very important way of passing it on my friend. Keep up the good work, making sure the culture is kept alive in peoples memories…xPenx

  6. Beth Marie

    April 1, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    This is very interesting. I always enjoy reading about the Aboriginals.
    Come over to blogspot to post. Much easier and nicer than wordpress.

  7. Lady Jude

    April 1, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Quite and interesting post, I always love the different cultures..
    I always take a bit of interest in the Maori culture here in New Zealand…
    Have a lovely Weekend my friend…
    Hugs Lady Jude

  8. suemacarthur

    April 1, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Hi Emu
    These where around Magnet when i was kid,
    It good to see you posting again,
    Hope all is well with you
    Take care


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