Episode of Series “Alcheringa”.
To the women falls the task of collecting supplementary foods - such as witchetty grubs and yams. Use is made of a sharply pointed stick to dig under bark for grubs and to kill a lizard which wanders across their path; also to dig for yams. The daughter accompanies her mother on her daily walk and learns the art of food gathering.
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Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Food
Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Social life and customs
Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Women
Documentary → Documentary films - Australia
Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Hunting and gathering societies
Educational & Instructional → Instructional
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16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)