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  canoe tree with bark emu figures at the base
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There is also a good amount of Aboriginal local history to be learned about in the Visitor Information Centre. They've even relocated this old Canoe tree inside the centre itself, as an exhibit.
Canoe trees were trees where the bark of the tree was cut by the aborigines to make canoes. Eventually the bark would start to re grow, but there would always be the canoe shaped scar in the trunk of the tree.
In the southern states of Australia, canoe trees are some of the only visible relics on the landscape, and even then, to see them you need to know what you're looking for and to be able to tell the difference between a canoe tree and a tree that's been struck by lightning.

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  • Written Jan 7, 2004
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