Laura region, Northern Queensland

Diprotodon

Language Points

Guugu Yimithirr

In Quinkan traditional country, some people think there is a painting of a Diprotodon, a giant wombat-like creature with large front teeth. It was the largest marsupial to have ever existed. Scientists know that people lived side by side with this animal, because a Diprotodon bone has been found in the Warratyi rock shelter, South Australia. However, we do not know for sure if people hunted it.

Refernces: Nunn, Patrick. 2018. The Edge of Memory, Bloomsbury Sigma: London, 200.

English

In Quinkan traditional country, some people think there is a painting of a Diprotodon, a giant wombat-like creature with large front teeth. It was the largest marsupial to have ever existed. Scientists know that people lived side by side with this animal, because a Diprotodon bone has been found in the Warratyi rock shelter, South Australia. However, we do not know for sure if people hunted it.

Refernces: Nunn, Patrick. 2018. The Edge of Memory, Bloomsbury Sigma: London, 200.