Extract from ‘Unambal’ by Dr. Andreas Lommel
The performance of a Corroboree is of enormous importance to the Aboriginal People. Corroboree is the name given by the Aboriginals to dances that are performed by song leaders, with the assistants of a chorus using rhythm sticks. The dancers are painted and adorned with feathers and clumps of leafy twigs.
When moving through this region the Unambal Tribe travel by sea as far as possible. From south to north they first cross the Prince Regent River and then go to Harding Point, from where the journey by dugout canoe begins. The outgoing tide carries them to Lamarack Island, the incoming tide to Bigge. From there with the outgoing tide to Combe Hill and with the ebb tide to Prudoe Island. The incoming tide takes them to Tancred Island, and the next incoming tide to Cape Voltaire, where the Unambal territory comes to an end.
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