On the South Coast, the temperatures are cool all year round and a kangaroo skin cloak such as this would be a welcome covering. Known as a ‘booka’, this cloak was made from several kangaroo pelts. The edges of each pelt were pierced with a sharp bone, then kangaroo sinew was threaded through to sew the pelts together. In the Noongar seasons of Makuru and Djilba, when it was cooler, the cloak was reversed so that the warm fur was against the body and the skin surface gave more protection against the driving rain.

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Museum of the Great Southern

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