Men fishing with nets, Bribie Island, 1890s

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When: 01 January 1900

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Creator: Unidentified.

Location: Bribie Island, Queensland.

Description: This photograph portrays fishing net associated with south-eastern Queensland region. They are butterfly fishing nets woven by Aboriginal women and used by Aboriginal men to catch fish. They go by various names in different parts of Australia, but in south-east Queensland were known as Tow Rows.

This photographs has two Djindubar [Jindoobarrie / Joondubarri], Bribie Island, men walking in the river to catch fish. Both men are naked and one with scarification on his back.

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Conditions of use: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander material is accessed and used in accordance with State Library's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections Commitments. SLQ Collections Commitment_pdf.


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