Bindibu

In 1965, the scientists of the Melbourne University expedition suddenly saw in the Western desert Australia, which was considered deserted, a column of smoke. It housed the settlement of Labby-Labby consisting of several dugouts. The settlement turned out to be the capital of the unknown at that time tribe bindibu.

The settlement turned out to be the capital of the unknown at that time tribe bindibu

Residents of the Bindibu tribe, who have not yet seen the Europeans, met the researchers very hospitably. After living for some time among the Bindibu, the scientists became well acquainted with its customs and way of life.

Imagine yourself, Bindibu leads the same way of life as the first Stone Age deserts. Fire they get friction, do not wear any clothes, except loin belts. Bindibu do not know agriculture at all and eat grasses, roots and seeds of different plants, mice, rats, lizards, insects. They roast worms, caterpillars and slugs. Sometimes they manage to kill kangaroos. The tools of work and hunting are Bindibu axes, spears, shields and hunting knives, which they are made of wood and stone. The binding material is controlled by the bark of trees, grass, skin and veins of animals. The skin and veins for this, respectively, are processed: Bindibu bite them until they become soft. Stone tools are sharpened... with teeth. The turned stone tips of Bindibu are tied to wooden sticks - and the weapons are ready.

The language of the Bindibu was not at all like the language of other Australian tribes. The tribe does not have a leader, but all its members work together and never quarrel.

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