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Running with buffaloes

Bowman, David (2003). Running with buffaloes. Nature Australia,27(8):62-69.

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Title Running with buffaloes
Author Bowman, David
Journal Name Nature Australia
Publication Date 2003
Volume Number 27
Issue Number 8
ISSN 1324-2598   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 62
End Page 69
Place of Publication Sydney, NSW, Australia
Publisher Australian Museum Trust
HERDC Category C3 - Journal Article - Non-refereed articles (including articles in professional journals) (internal)
Abstract BOOM! A BULLET RIPS through the dry, still air. Moments before I had watched the Aboriginal hunter crouching, ducking, beetling, pausing, looking, ever intent on the grazing buffalo. It was a dance that seemed to crystallise the eternal mysteries of life and death, predator and prey, the hunter and the hunted. The buffalo stoically took the impact of the bullet, but was felled by a second shot. Silence. Then, exhilarated by some primeval force I didn't understand, I ran to the dead buffalo. Its eyes were black, shiny hemispheres that reflected the world of the living. My Aboriginal companions quickly started to butcher the beast, turning buffalo into meat.
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