Wiradjuri manufactured a range of stone tools providing evidence of tens of thousands of years of our occupation in the Parkes area. As stone artefacts do not perish, they are often the only evidence of Wiradjuri in our area. Stone tools tell the story of where our Ancestors lived and how they used the land.
Our tools were used for agricultural purposes in tilling of soil, cultivation and harvesting of roots and vegetables. Other domestic tools were used for chopping, grinding, cutting, and pounding, as well as for ceremonial and trade purposes.
Stone for these tools was sourced from local quarries in rocky outcrops. Many stone artefacts that have been found in this area are made from stone types that do not occur locally. They must have been carried long distances and gifted or traded by Ancestors.