Crook Hat and Camphoo: The right tree

Crook Hat and Camphoo: The right tree
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Elders Crook Hat and Camphoo are walking through the bush searching for the right tree to make spears. They tell us that the old people used to cut down the Acacia tree to make spears. The wood of the Acacia tree is laid across the fire. The elders tell how the old people used to straighten the spears this way. The elders talk about how their grandfather’s generation taught them spear making. The men use an adze to remove the lumps from the spear then the wood of the spear is smoothed off with a stone knife. Summary by Romaine Moreton.