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Aboriginal life in the rainforest / by the Aboriginal people of Jumbun ; compiled and photographed by Helen Pedley
Bib ID 1319318
Format BookBook
Description [Brisbane : Dept. of Education, Queensland], 1992 
viii, 72 p. : ill. (some col.), map, col. ports. ; 31 cm. 
ISBN 0724251847
Summary

Lifestyle of the Jumbun community at Murray upper; introduction includes notes on landscape, climate, vegetation, animals, seasons, prehistory, food gathering , social structure and recent history; gives detailed descriptions with photographs and bilingual text of material culture; detailed descriptions of dwelling (mija) construction, construction of various kinds of baskets, preparation of food from poisonous seeds of cycads (bangginyu) and Moreton Bay Chestnut (black bean or mirrayn), catching and smoking or roasting of eels.

Notes

For primary and secondary school students.

Bibliography: p. 72.

Subjects Jirrbal (Australian people) -- Material culture -- Juvenile literature.  |  Girramay (Australian people) -- Material culture -- Juvenile literature.  |  Girramay people (Y127) (Qld SE55-06)  |  Food - Seafood - Fish.  |  Girramay language (Y127) (Qld SE55-06)  |  Animals - Fish - Eels.  |  Plants - Cycads.  |  Housing - Shelters.  |  Art - Crafts - Baskets and basketmaking.  |  Dyirbal / Djirbal / Jirrabul language (Y123) (Qld SE55-05)  |  Food - Preparation - Cooking - Plants.  |  Dyirbal / Djirbal / Jirrabul people (Y123) (Qld SE55-05)  |  Murray River (NE Qld SE55-10)  |  Northeast Queensland (NE Qld SE55)
Other authors/contributors Pedley, Helen  |  Queensland. Department of Education

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