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Tea tree (big kind) ... Wo-no-ee

Tea tree (small, prickly) ... Wahco-inbee

Forest oak ... Noo-loy-yee or No-noy-yee

Swamp oak ... Wir-rahn-dee

Geebung ... Woo-roo-rah-bee

Wattle tree (also Wattlegum) ... T'chun-nin-gah

Honeysuckle, or bottle-brush, big flower. ... Wood-goor-gyee

Honeysuckle, (small flower) ... Urrah-why-gyee

Honeysuckle (stunted) ... Me-ah-reel-mum

Grass tree (giant kind) ... Ah-rarn-goorah-bee

Shield tree (like a coral tree or sycamore) ... Yah-rah-gul-bee


The "Yahrahgulbee" tree grew mostly in forest country or the Clarence
and Richmond. It is deciduous, its wood is soft and heavy and
cuts like cheese when green, but dries light and tough.
A shield piece was cut out about 2 [?] x 1' and about 4 inches thick.
It was then trimmed to an oval shape and shaped convex
on the front side, the reverse side being left flat. On the
reverse the hand grip was cut out while the material was
green and soft. Two incisions were made in the centre, a [bar?], round
which the fingers were to cling, being left between the incisions.
The complete shield was then smoke dried and the converse side rubbed
with native bee's wax, and polished, so that flying missiles might be
more easily deflected by it. The shield was called "Yahrahgul" in the
Lower Clarence dialect and "Buckgar" in Casino-Lismore dialect.

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