Ngadjonji History of the
Note: this site
contains images of aboriginal people now
|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 .
Photo - Cairns Historical Society