Permanent sheltered living places or large half-domed bark huts were constructed from peppermint gum (kinship tree) and swamp teatrees. Sheets of bark were cut using heavy stone axes and wedges pulled off in long strips and then interwoven. The structures were made by placing boughs in the ground to form a half-domed shape. One of the largest huts with a number of hearths placed around the front, was in the lower reaches of the Great Forester River. This measured 11 metres in length and was capable of sheltering between 30 and 40 people. Shelters were constructed close to women’s economic resources, and at the sites of leenerrerter social and ceremonial activities.
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