Making Tuba in the Torres Strait Islands:

  title={Making Tuba in the Torres Strait Islands:},
  author={M. Brady and V. McGrath},
  journal={The Journal of Pacific History},
  pages={315 - 330}
  • M. Brady, V. McGrath
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine, History
  • The Journal of Pacific History
  • There is relatively scant evidence of the Indigenous production and consumption of intoxicating drinks on the Australian mainland prior to the arrival of outsiders. Although Australian Aboriginal peoples had mastered fermentation in some regions, the Indigenous manufacture of much stronger drinks by distillation was unknown on the Australian mainland. However, following contact with Pacific Island and Southeast Asian peoples in the 19th century, Islanders in the Torres Strait adopted techniques… CONTINUE READING

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