Australian Aboriginal toys

Australian Aboriginal toys

The toys in our collection were designed to amuse and educate children, and also to prepare them for adulthood.

About Australian Aboriginal toys

Toys were used to amuse, educate and prepare children for adulthood.

Competitive games

Some games were quite competitive in group situations

Toys for throwing and target practice

Our collection includes various items that were used both for fun and as training instruments for adult life.

Toys for young children

Shells and seeds were used to make rattles for young children to play with


Dolls were generally made from shells and other natural materials.