Aboriginal Animal Tracks
Book 1, Tools, Totems and Tucker Enviro-Stories
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Throughout Australia, Aboriginal people use icons or symbols to tell their stories. These icons and symbols are used in paintings, rock engravings and carvings to show the people, animals, plants and general features of their traditional lands.
Animal signs and symbols usually represent the tracks that the animals make. See if you can guess what animals some of these symbols are showing.
The Tools, Totems & Tucker Enviro-Stories program was run with students from across the central west and tableland regions of New South Wales in 2014. These students were given the opportunity to learn about traditional Aboriginal culture from local experts and their teachers. Students used what they learnt to create stories about Aboriginal culture and how this culture was used in the past and in current times. There have been ten books produced as part of this program.