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Old 8th July 2016, 08:26 AM   #20
A. G. Maisey
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 4,884

Jean, I live in Australia, and I have had a long,close and continuous association with a number of Koori people.

Regrettably none of my Koori friends has even a passable knowledge of most of their culture, including anything at all to do with their weaponry, in spite of the fact that a couple of them regularly use spears to take fish and prawns.

Cultural knowledge of any kind, relating to any culture is a very special field, and as such requires special education.

My friends have never received that education, instead their knowledge of their culture is a grab-bag of beliefs and stories, some of which seem to bear all the hallmarks of gubba origin.

Parallels may be drawn with other cultures.
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