Episode number 12 of Series “Alcheringa (A)”.
Aborigines gather eggs and hunt the mutton bird on small coastal islands. The birds are removed from their burrows, killed and plucked before being loaded onto bark floats to be carried through the surf back to the camp fire.
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Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Food
Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Hunting
Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Social life and customs
Animals & Wildlife → Birds - Australia
Animals & Wildlife → Mutton birds
Documentary → Documentary films - Australia
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