IMAGE GALLERY

PHYSICAL EVIDENCE

The following illustrations are reproduced with the kind permission of Boris Sokoloff. They are sketches from Sokoloff's article on "Aboriginal Prehistory: Interpretation of Artefacts" in Hunter Natural History (Sokoloff 1977), illustrating items located on the Awabakal Nature Reserve near Dudley, and further north at Cape Hawke and Anna Bay. For other illustrated collections see D.F. Cooksey's "Aboriginal Flakes and tools" (Cooksey 1926), and also Hall 1928; Thorpe 1928; McCarthy and Davidson1943; McCarthy 1947 and Dyall 1971.

Hafted stone axe

1. Hafted stone axe (Sokoloff 1977:19).

Axe Head (1/2 x) Ground edge, grooved; well polished. Cape Hawke

2. Axe Head, ground edge, grooved, well polished. Cape Hawke. (Sokoloff 1977: 20)

Axe Head (1/2 x) Ground edge, flaked pebble, Hammerdressed. Anna Bay

3. Axe Head, ground edge, flaked pebble, Hammerdressed. Anna Bay. (Sokoloff 1977: 20).

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Hand Cleaver (1/4x) Awabakal Nature Reserve

4. Hand Cleaver, Awabakal Nature Reserve (Sokoloff 1977: 21).

Worimi Cleaver (1/3x) Anna Bay

5. Worimi Cleaver, Anna Bay (Sokoloff 1977:21).

Bondi Point (2x) Awabakal Nature Reserve

6. Bondi Point, Awabakal Nature Reserve (Sokoloff 1977:23).

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Bondi Point: mounted in some gum

7. Bondi Point: mounted in some gum (Sokoloff 1977:23).

`Elouera' Scraper (Actual SIze) Awabakal Nature Reserve

8. `Elouera' Scraper (Actual SIze) Awabakal Nature Reserve (Sokoloff 1977:23).

Sokoloff 1977, Plate 1: shows the deliberately flacked back of the artefact

9. Sokoloff 1977, Plate 1: shows the deliberately flacked back of the artefact (Sokoloff 1977:20a)

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Sokoloff 1977, Plate 2: The artifact is held in such a manner that the working edge can be used for a specific purpose

10. Sokoloff 1977, Plate 2: The artifact is held in such a manner that the working edge can be used for a specific purpose. The smooth, worn working edge is clearly evident and is indicative of its use in the past. Therefore this artefact can be inferred to have been a large hand scraper (Sokoloff 1977:20a).