Economy in the
Central Western District -
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
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.