Ngadjonji Technology

Ngadjonji History of the Rainforest People

  Note: this site contains images of aboriginal people now deceased


Shelter, Weapons and Tools,

Making a Shield, Basket Making,

Lawyercane, Fire

The Ngadjonji used the gifts of their environment as the raw materials for the production of a wide variety of objects which made their lives more secure and comfortable.

This photograph, taken by Atkinson in the 1890s, shows a group of rainforest Aborigines with some of these objects. The men on the left are holding shields, spears and woomeras while the man on the right has a huge wooden sword as well as a shield. In the front are two finely-woven cane baskets. Behind are three typical mija .

Traditional Group
Photo - Cairns Historical Society

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