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

Phil mimicks Baywatch

and it was time to bid farewell to Shane

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.