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Yes. Wombats were favoured food as they were slow and easily captured, and they had plenty of meat.

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Who discovered the wombat?

Aborigines knew about the wombat for thousands of years before European settlement.There are three species of wombat, and the date of discovery of the first Common Wombat is unknown, but it was first scientifically described by George Shaw in 1800.The southern hairy nosed wombat was first described in 1845. The endangered northern hairy nosed wombat was first discovered at Epping Forest station in Queensland in 1937.


How did the wombat come to Australia?

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Where did the aborigines eat kangaroo?

Kangaroo was a popular food for the Australian Aborigines anywhere on the mainland.


Why would someone kill a Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat?

The Aborigines hunted wombats for food. After European settlement, the wombat was considered a pest by farmers. Since their near extinction, the Northern hairy-nosed wombat and all other wombat species have been protected by law. I am told that wombat meat is tough and chewy and their fur is not valuable or especially good for anything. Also, there are not enough of them to constitute a threat to anything, so there is no reason to kill them.


What plants did the aborigines eat?

They eat roots, yams, berries.


Did the aborigines eat honey ants?

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Do Aborigines eat cooked echidna?

It is unlikely that the Australian Aborigines eat cooked echidna nowadays, but they certainly used to, when they still lived a traditional lifestyle.


Can humans eat wombats?

Yes, Aborigines hunted wombats for food. Having spoken to somebody who ate wombat during the depression years, I am told they are tough and gamey, and near impossible to skin. If you are hungry enough to eat a wombat, try an old boot instead. The boot will be easier to cook, and probably taste much better. As an Australian native animal, wombats are protected and it is illegal to kill them. Occasionally the government issues permits to kill the common wombat as a pest and a nuisance to farmers. The Northern (or Queensland) hairy nosed wombat is currently on the endangered species list.


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What type of food does the Wombat eat?

The Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat (aka Queensland Hairy-nosed Wombat, Yaminon) eats mostly native grasses. The Common Wombat eats mostly native grasses, sedges, rushes, shrub and tree roots. The Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat eats mostly young shoots of native grasses.


What sort of food aborigines eat?

The Aborigines ear a wide variety of animals and plants. They also ate insects such as ants, grubs and beetles.


What is the Aborigines way of life?

they hunt food with wepons and eat they have no clouth