By Elizabeth J. Leppman
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When nights were cold, they would make several campfires and sleep between them to keep warm. They used available caves on the southeast coast for shelter. They did not weave cloth and wore little clothing. Australians today use the term “walkabout” for an exploratory trek in the wilderness, perhaps with no fixed destination. The term comes from European observation of the movements of hunter-gatherer Aborigines. However, the Aborigines’ movements were purposeful. Each group had a well-defined territory, called an estate by later Europeans, around which it moved.
However, descendents of Aboriginal Tasmanian (Palawa) mothers and European fathers retained the Aboriginal culture. They remain an important force. For example, in 1981, their protests prevented the construction of a dam that would have flooded traditionally sacred sites. Europeans expected the Aborigines simply to disappear from the area, to go do their hunting and gathering elsewhere. Because the Aborigines were not farmers and did not own land outright as Europeans did, the settlers believed that no one owned the land.
27 28 Australia and the Pacific The kind of shelter Aborigines used depended on local conditions. In the north, they needed protection from heavy rains during the “wet” (the area’s wet season). In the deserts of central Australia, they needed shelter from the sun. In the south they sheltered from cold in winter. When nights were cold, they would make several campfires and sleep between them to keep warm. They used available caves on the southeast coast for shelter. They did not weave cloth and wore little clothing.
Australia And the Pacific (Modern World Cultures) by Elizabeth J. Leppman