08/18/99 Aboriginal Cultural Center

We went to the Tjapukai Cultural Center today. They have a large theater were they show a film about the history of the Aborigines. It is very much like the history of the American Indian.

They had sample of items made by the Tjapukai, and a demonstration of the Didgeridoo, which is a musical instrument made from a hollowed out tree.

They also showed how their spear thrower and boomerang works and allowed us to try it.

There was a dance show that showed the traditional dances and told stories from their culture. They also showed us how they make fire with two sticks.

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