Episode number 4 of Series “Alcheringa”.
Shows the methods of canoe manufacture employed by some Australian First Nations peoples. Illustrates the removal of bark from a tree in a single section, its shaping and testing, and finally the canoe’s use for fishing. Introduced by Bill Onus.
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