Monday, September 19, 2011

North Stradbroke Island


I'm on a trip to....


.. North Stradbroke Island
North Stradbroke Island is an Australian island in the state of Queensland, 30 km southeast of the capital Brisbane. Before 1896 the island was part of the Stradbroke Island. In that year a storm separated it from South Stradbroke Island, forming the Jumpinpin Channel. It is known colloquially as Straddie.


Our friendly aboriginal guide today, Shane


Showing us different types of Boomerangs
A boomerang is usually thought of as a wooden device, although historically boomerang-like devices have also been made from bones. Modern boomerangs used for sport are often made from carbon fibre-reinforced plastics or other high-tech materials.


Boomerangs come in many shapes and sizes depending on their geographic or tribal origins and intended function.


This one is for hitting enemies who wield shields


This one works like a hammer


Aboriginal Paintings


Symbols and Signs


A painting of Dolphins herding fishes for humans to fish


Now we paint our own stories on the boomerangs






My boomerang tells a story of a lizard walking towards a fireplace


Next we were taught to throw boomerangs




Next we went to Point Lookout


breath-taking view


Shane shares stories of the land


Saw a whale (I think)


North Gorge




watch video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB0GSX9okJE




Phil mimicks Baywatch






and it was time to bid farewell to Shane




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1 comment:

James Carr said...

i got to go to straddie twice. so amazing. still in love with that place. i will go back. haha thanks for the nostalgia.