ningher canoe

The story behind building a traditional Tasmanian Aboriginal canoe – Dark Mofo 2014

ningher country

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ningher comes out of country

wherever there is paperbark, reeds and water

ningher waits.

Without water they would not be made.

Culture that draws them out of the bush

always for a journey. Each unique.

Hands that shape, bend, tie.

ningher is formed from country

ningher is country.



Images courtesy of Greg Lehman



Author: tawatja

cultural history and heritage researcher, Tasmania

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