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Aboriginal Clothing

During the twentieth century the types of clothing worn by Western Australia's original inhabitants were influenced by European styles.  Prior to contact with British colonists, according to the climate of each region in Western Australia clothing was not always considered a necessity.  In cooler areas skin cloaks using possum, wallaby or kangaroo were worn to give protection from the cold and wet while in warmer regions decoration, rather than clothing in a European sense, was traditionally used for ceremonial purposes.

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