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Aborigines Survival Methods Report The Australian Aborigines are hunters andgatherers The Lardil who live on Mornington in the Gulf of Carpentaria NorthernQueensland have natural resources in abundance all around them Therefore they are ableto set up camp in different places away from the tribe They can easily find water andfood enabling them to hunt during the day and set up camp away from the tribe during thenight and go back the next day with what they caught Their land also provides them witha great supply of roots berries yams panjas and water lilies Wallabies swamp turtlesducks geese lizards and goannas are the different animals living on their land that areavailable for hunting The sea also provides them with different types of nourishment suchas mullet salmon rock cod and barramundi They catch these fish with rock traps andnets or by hooks lines and spears They also know how to get sea turtles eggs by thehundreds The aborigines follow a mother sea turtles tracks to her nest and by flipping herover on her back render her helpless and her eggs which are buried in the sand Theyleave some so as to insure there will always be sea turtles around This area is also wherethe dugongs feed and breed Dugongs or sea cows are aquatic mammals weighing severalhundred pounds The Lardil catch them in strong rope nets which are strung out in themiddle of the river and they construct a sort of corral with some bushes They send oneman to tell them when a dugong is approaching Then other men get on the sides of theriver Theyre supposed to make sure it doesnt escape and that it rushes into the nets byscaring it into the nets They then grab the dugongs tail and lift it out of the water andhaul it ashore because all its power is in the tail Another survival skill is that they growtheir thumbnails very long to use as a tool and weapon With
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