Ochre was an important cultural resource for the leenerrerter . Aboriginal women obtained and prepared ochre. It was ground into a sacred powder and used for ceremonial body and tree marking. It was also mixed with grease to waterproof the body, hair and beards of the men. Present day Tasmanian Aborigines still consider ochre to be a special cultural resource. Polelerwine (red ochre) is highly prized.
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