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Aboriginal grinding stone

From the Collection of Orbost & District Historical Society Ruskin Street Orbost Victoria

Description
A large rock of generally oval shape and with a number of flatish surfaces and hole indentations which were identified by archaeologist Dr Joanna Freslov 2.6.2008 as being used by Aboriginal people as a grinding or tool-sharpening stone.
Object Registration
484
Keywords
aboriginal-grinding-stone
Historical information
This large and very heavy stone was donated by Albert Emphield. Where he found it is unknown, but he worked in the Orbost forest areas and lived at Cabbage Tree Creek.
When Made
pre-European Australia
Made By
Aboriginal people have shaped this rock through usage
Significance
Aboriginal usage, tool manufacture.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM