TSI culture

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TSI culture

  1. 1. Traditional FoodsAborigines Torres Strait – Nomadic – Agriculturist – Hunter Gatherer • Why? – What other food source?
  2. 2. Agriculture• Grown wild • Wongai • Coconut• In gardens • Casava • Yams – Some would gather grass seeds such as the kusa seed
  3. 3. From the sea.
  4. 4. Dugong
  5. 5. Sea turtles
  6. 6. Housing• Aborigines often built temporary shelters because they were nomadic and moved where the food was.• What is different about TSI people?
  7. 7. Housing• Because they stayed • Built houses that in one place TSI lasted several years. people built houses and had gardens. • What types of materials would they have used?
  8. 8. Clans• The people of the Torres Strait lived in groups which were known as tribes or clans. The tribes shared descent, traditions and connections to an area of land through their heritage. On most islands several tribes lived together. Each tribe had its own totem. – A totem is an animal or other natural object taken by a family or tribe as its symbol. Totems play a very special role in the life of Torres Strait Islanders.
  9. 9. Activity• Think of something from nature – an animal or plant – that you think represents your family. If you had to create a totem for your family what would this be?

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