Making a bark canoe with Uncle Albert Mullett
Uncle Albert Mullett and Gunai community members make a bark canoe. Filmed at Lake Tyers, Victoria by Uncle Sandy Atkinson, c.1993.
-Ready? -I'll know when you're ready.
-Put the other one up.
-This one locks in, hey?
Yeah. When he's up there, he's got to stay this far away, because if he falls down, he's going to land anywhere out here.
BOY: What about here?
-This is the hard part, the top part, trying to get at it.
-Get the chainsaw!
BOY: It's probably the results.
FEMALE: All right.
MALE: Yeah, that's it. That's amazing. Probably, you need half a dozen of them...
FEMALE: Good enough.
MALE: Follow me.
BOY: He was going like that before.
-And I'll tread on him anyway,
-As many leaves and grass as we can get all over him. [INAUDIBLE]. Big old [INAUDIBLE]. We're going to heat it up a bit. Couple of blokes here, can you help me take the top bark off it?
-No. We're only burning the top part of the bark here. If you want.
-Look at the smoke.
Where's the tomahawk?
-What are we making here? Look, a tomahawk.
-I've got it.
MALE: That's all right, though.
MALE: Easing it up to the middle.
BOY: ... some of it.
because things they wanted out there.
BOY: Do you want help?
-See, you stand up in the canoe like this. Stand up in the canoe, and you paddle like that. Don't let the heels spin. like that, Stand in the canoe like that, see? Balance paddle along in the canoe like that. We'll try that, and we'll see, no?