TLF ID M013031
This is an article about the ancient overland trade routes of Aboriginal Australia. Written by Kudjala/Kalkadoon Elder from Queensland Letitia Murgha and intended mainly for teachers, it compares Aboriginal trading routes based on Dreaming pathways and songlines throughout Australia to the Silk Road and the spice trade of Asia and Europe. While the article deals with trade in ochre, baler shells, greenstone, stone axes and other goods, it points out that songs, dances and art, stories, rituals and ceremonies were also shared and exchanged. The article contains illustrations of red ochre, baler shells and a stone axe.