Australia's First People

Economy in the Central Western District - Summer

During the summer the family groups lived in temporary shelters in the savannah woodlands. Being highly mobile they covered a wide area in search of food and other resources.

    Gathering and hunting: daisy yams, plants, birds, shellfish, possums, wallabies, kangaroos, lizards, snakes and emus. Gathering and hunting: turtles, shellfish and fish. Gathering and hunting: daisy yam, kangaroos and emus.

The Central Western District
Summer saw a highly mobile population moving through the woodlands collecting plant foods and hunting kangaroos, emus, possums, wallabies, birds and other small animals.
Autumn saw people moving to river and creek areas in order to harvest eels and fish.
In Winter the people moved to more substantial housing, collecting food close to their settlement.
Spring saw people moving to harvest shellfish, fish, birds, eggs and other small animals.