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Eyre, E. (1845) Journals of Expeditions into Central Australia. London: T&W Boone. p260-261.
"Fish are sometimes taken in another way. A party of natives proceed to a
lagoon, or lake of still water, each carrying in his hand a small net
(ken-de-ran-ko) [...] With this the native dives to the bottom, and searches among the weeds until he sees a fish; he then cautiously places the net under it, and, rising suddenly to the surface, holds his victim at arm's length above his head; and then biting it to kill it, he throws it on the
shore and dives down again for another.
"The natives are very skillful in this mode of fishing, and it is an
interesting sight to see several of them in the water diving together [...]
I have even seen natives dive down in the river, without net or implement of any kind, and bring up good-sized fish, which they had caught with their
hands at the bottom.
"Another method of diving with the net is conducted on a larger scale. The
net itself is made of strong twine, from six to eight feet long, oval at the
top, about two feet across, and two deep [...] With this the two natives
dive together under the cliffs which confine the Murray [River], each
holding one end of the bow"
"In the larger rivers, when the waters are low and clear, a party of natives
varying in numbers from five to forty plunge in with their spears, which for
the purpose are made of hard wood, with smooth, sharp points, and about six feet long.