This Emu caller is made by Uncle Doug Pearce from the Madi Madi Tribe in South West Victoria. It measures 30cm x 5.2cm
Emu Callers have been part of Indigenous culture for thousands of years. Tapping on the end of an emu caller makes the same sound as a female emu on heat! It is the male emu that sits on the eggs and keeps them warm and safe while they incubate. Indigenous men would hide in the bushes and tap on their emu callers. The male emu would hop of his nest thinking it was a female and head towards the sound egger to connect with her. As soon as the Emu was off the nest and it safe, the men would run in and snatch the eggs for bush tucker. An inventive way to hunt and look after their families..and a fine feast!
Uncle Doug married Aunty Veronica (Boona) from Maclean along the Clarence River, Yaegle tribe. He has been living in the area for many many now years raising a large family together. He also makes amazing carved didgeridoos, bullroarers and walking sticks.
We purchase Doug's beautiful work directly from him throughout the year when he drives up from near Maclean to see us.