Aboriginal Science & Knowledge
THERE is a lot to be learned from Indigenous Australians in the world of science, and developments throughout 2015 are a prime example.
ABORIGINAL rangers have joined forces with scientists to determine for the first time the distribution and abundance of dugongs (Dugong dugon) that inhabit the Kimberley’s remote waters and act as a food source for indigenous people.
ONE of Australia’s oldest Indigenous languages is being immortalised in a speech register with work underway in the Western Desert to document formal ways of speaking before the knowledge is lost forever.
WA NATURE lovers daunted by the cost of electric exclusion fencing and other methods of protecting threatened species from predators may be interested to know of another, perhaps cheaper, method of combating pests practised by desert Aborigines.
THE most cutting edge technology is meeting ancient Kimberley rock art in the most comprehensive study of its kind, with researchers hoping the findings may date the art as among the oldest in the world.