Aboriginal Tools

Explore Aboriginal cultural material derived from local natural resources. ~ HASS: GEOGRAPHY (Year 4 ACHASSK088) The importance of environments, including natural vegetation, to animals and people | (Year 4 ACHASSK089) The custodial responsibility Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have for Country/Place, and how this influences views about sustainability | (Year 5 ACHASSK112) The influence of people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, on the environmental characteristics of Australian places | (Year 6 ACHASSK140) The world’s cultural diversity, including that of its indigenous peoples ~ HASS: HISTORY (Year 4 ACHASSK083) The diversity of Australia's first peoples and the long and continuous connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to Country/Place (land, sea, waterways and skies) | (Year 4 ACHASSK086) The nature of contact between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and others, for example, the Macassans and the Europeans, and the effects of these interactions on, for example, people and environments | (Year 5 ACHASSK107) The nature of convict or colonial presence, including the factors that influenced patterns of development, aspects of the daily life of the inhabitants (including Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples) and how the environment changed ~ HISTORY: The Ancient World (Year 7 ACOKFH002) The evidence for the emergence and establishment of ancient societies | (Year 7 ACOKFH003) Key features of ancient societies ~ SCIENCE: HUMAN ENDEAVOUR (Year 1 ACSHE022) People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for the environment | (Year 2 ACSHE035) People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things | (Year 3 ACSHE051) Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions | (Year 6 ACSHE098) Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena

Aboriginal Tools


  • Bag: Dilly, String + cover
  • Stick: Digging, Black Wattle Rubbed with Red Ochre
  • Stick: Fire, Bottom, Cotton Tree
  • Stick: Fire, Drill, Grass Tree (Dakabin)
  • Stone Tool: Grindstone + box
  • Stone Tool: Hammersone
  • Stone Tool: Muller
  • String: Cotton Tree
  • Tool: Engraving + box
  • Tool: File
  • Tool: Knife
  • Tool: Rock, Silcrete, Flake, Juan Knife


  • Bark: Cotton Tree + cover
  • Bark: Tea-tree, Paperbark
  • Pelt: Possum, Brushtail, Part + box
  • Shell: Bivalve, Clam + box
  • Tool: Coral, Branching
  • Tool: Mandible (Jaw), Macropod


  • Stone: Core + box
  • Stone: Tool, Backed Blade
  • Stone: Tool, Flake
  • Stone: Tool, Kimberley Point
  • Stone: Tool, Scraper
  • Stone: Tool, Tula Adze

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64 x 32 x 31 cm
12 kg
Kit - Resource (box)