Aboriginal grinding stone (mortar).
From the Collection of Donald History and Natural History Group operating the Donald Court House Museum 56 Woods Street Donald Victoria
- This grinding stone (mortar) was used by Aboriginal people to grind or crush different materials such as berries and seeds for food production.
In order to grind material, a smaller upper stone (the pestle) would have been used to grind material against this lower stone (the mortar).
The stone was found by a farmer on land south of Donald in the 1950’s and was used as a door stop in the family home for many years.
In the 1990's the stone was used by the farmer's grandaughter at her home at Swanwater West, to hold the lid down on an above ground swimming pool skimmer box.
- 3 Mar 2017 at 10:10AM