Making Fire (SC) - Aboriginal Australia Reference Text
by Stephen Blake & David Welch
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Making Fire (SC) - Aboriginal Australia Reference Text by Stephen Blake & David Welch
Chapter One deals with ancient fire making by different indigenous people of the world.
Chapter Two describes Australian Aboriginal methods of fire making – the hand drill, and the fire saw using a spearthrower cut across a shield, a boomerang over a shield or split stick, or a piece of wood over the dried cracks in a fallen log.
The remaining chapters describe and illustrate, in precise detail, practical demonstrations of fire making using two sticks: the hand drill, bow drill, fire saw and fire plough. The advantages and disadvantages of each method, pitfalls and troubleshooting advice are given, allowing the reader to achieve these methods.
Softcover - 105 pages
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