Did Aboriginal Australia have the World's First Camping?

Aboriginal Shell MiddenAustralia has always had a love affair with camping holidays but camping in Australia goes back way beyond Captain Arthur Phillip's first campsite in Botany Bay.

Indigenous people devised the gunyah bark tent for shelter and middens to store left-over items from their temporary occupation to let following occupants know what food had been collected and to invite sustainable harvesting.

This article on National Geographic by Liz Ginis describes the fond memories that sparked a resurgence of camping holidays in Australia.

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