Journal Articles and Other Interesting Papers
Information, knowledge and understandings about Aboriginal Culture is constantly growing.
This page offers links to many such articles
Wiradjuri people traditionally made Kangaroo Skin Cloaks and Possum Skin Cloaks to wear for warmth and protection. They were highly valued items used for trade as well as marriage gifts or peace offerings. The cloaks were also used for ceremonial purposes, where the underside of the pelt is incised with various designs to indicate the person’s Moiety and Totemic connection as well as their journey through life and that person’s status within Nations and across Clan groups. As Aboriginal people were colonised and cultural transmission was criminalised, government blankets replaced the Kangaroo and Possum Skin Cloaks and cloak making skills were not allowed.
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