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Aboriginal Art

We used clay to make our boomerangs! It was absolutely fantastic and we got really stuck in. The boomerang is used by Australian Aboriginal men as hunting or fighting weapons, for digging, as cutting knives for making fire by friction and as percussion instrument in ceremonies. Aboriginal symbols are an essential part of a long artistic tradition in Australian Aboriginal Art and remain the visual form to retain and record significant information. Aboriginal people used symbols to indicate a sacred site, the location of a waterhole and the means to get there, a place where animals inhabit and as a way to illustrate Dreamtime stories.