Bibra Lake Excursion
On our day at Bibra Lake we focused on finding out how plants and trees were used in traditional everyday life of Noongar Aboriginals.
Some things we knew already e.g. that spears and boomerangs were made from trees but there were many other uses too, which really surprised us.
We found that hunters used simple tools often to make weapons or tools to catch food. E.g.-nets from vines to catch fish, hollow reeds were used as snorkels to catch wild ducks on lakes, digging sticks were made to find wild yams.
Fire is an important part of Aboriginal life and carrying a fire stick of Banksia nut meant a fire could be started quickly and easily when they wanted to set up a new camp.
leaves were medicinal and healed cuts and from spears while others when crushed
cleared babies blocked noses.