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
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
Shane shares stories of the land
Saw a whale (I think)
watch video here
Phil mimicks Baywatch
and it was time to bid farewell to Shane