VIDEO : The Lake Condah region in south-west Victoria shows evidence of a network of channels and rock structures used by the Indigenous inhabitants for trapping eels. If the dating of the fish traps is correct, they would be some of the most ancient structures of this type in existence
Although the exact location of this photograph is unknown, the structure most likely belongs to the groups found to the west of Alice Springs, such as the Warlpiri and Luritcha. This shelter is predominatly a day-time shade constructed in a dome form by implanting the stems of branches in a circle of holes. It is designed to allow cooking winds to permeate through, but to filter out flies.
Carolyn Briggs travelled to her Country on the Mornington Peninsula to take time to practice deep listening. She believes her people need to research where they came from, know who their ancestors are, their language and understand what it means to be Aboriginal. As a language specialist and respected Boonwurrung Elder, Aunty Carolyn oversaw the design of the Boonwurrung and Wemba Wemba cloaks made for the Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.
Stilt Shelter - Aborginal Environments Research Centre site at The University of Queensland Another barrel-vaulted, stringybark roofed shelter (found in Burara country, North Central Arnhem Land) A local name for this type of shelter translates as ‘table on stilts’. (Memmott)