"Gurindji country is located in the southern Victoria River District in the Northern Territory of Australia. Gurindji people became well known in the 1960-70s due to their influence on Australian politics and the Indigenous land rights movement. They were instrumental in gaining equal wages for Aboriginal cattle station employees and they were also the first Aboriginal group to recover control of their traditional lands.
The Kawarla: How to Make a Coolamon book and accompanying DVD shows how coolamons are carved and the types of trees and tools used to make them. Coolamons are an important part of Gurindji culture. They are used to carry young babies, collect bush foods and medicines and they have an important place in many ceremonies."
Publisher: Batchelor Press, Batchelor Institute of Indigneous Tertiary Education, Batchelor NT 0835, Australia