Makassan Boat by Joy Garlbin

Makassan Boat

‘This is from before when Aboriginal people were using canoe. When the Makassan came my ancestors paddled to the Makassan boats in their canoe and gave the Makassan’s food from our country.

Before white man the Makassan travelled around and traded tobacco, rice, flour, sugar, square teabag  made of leaves. My old man used to tall me these stories.’ 

Joy Garlbin 2022