Men's Tools


"Nganana kiti, kulata, tjirkali, palka, nanngu, pulyku, uwankaraku ninti. Nganana kuka malu wakani munu pulyku urkani. Kutjupa kutjupa tjuta wiya. Palulanguru kuka malu wakalpai panya. Kuranyu kulatangka mirungka katira ungkupai.    

"We know about tools: the spinifex resin; the spear; the shield; the throwing extension; the barb; the sinew used to bind it together, everything. We would spear a kangaroo and get the sinew from it. There were no other materials to use.  Then we could hunt the kangaroos. In the past we used spears and spearthrowers to provide food."  -Senior Pitjantjatjara Man.


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