Dewatering motor

An indigenous technical device placed at the edge of the Kayalnilam for pumping water out from low-lying areas to the major canals or backwaters. It consists of a submerged brass vessel that sucks water out and is run by an electric motor kept inside the pump house. The sucked water flows out through a rectangular…

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Tsùn – 圳

An open waterway that provides clean fresh water for drinking and irrigational use. Small ones are called “Kau 溝”, big ones are called called “Tsùn 圳”. Project: Ksôkong Tsùn Irrigation System, Taiwan Climate: Tropical savanna climate with dry-winter characteristics Year: proximity 1839 Water type: river water Landscape type: river plain Altitude: 0-20 m.a.s.l. (meters above…

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Pi – 陂

Water gate that regulates water between irrigation ditches. Project: Ksôkong Tsùn Irrigation System, Taiwan Climate: Tropical savanna climate with dry-winter characteristics Year: 1839 Water type: river water Landscape type: river plain Altitude: 0-20 m.a.s.l. (meters above sea level) Soil condition: alluvial soil Materials: brick, metal, wood Period: permanent Form: Point Use or Function: control

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Smoking trees

Manna Gum and Red Gum trees were used to smoke eels and fish. Existing hollows at the base of a tree were expanded and burnt out forming a chimney. Eels and fishes were hung inside the chimney and smoke from the small fire lit inside the base of the tree would start the smoking process.…

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Gnarraban

Eel baskets were placed in gaps of stone and wooden fish traps with an opening to capture mature eels and let immature eels through. The baskets were mostly woven with Common Reed and Spear grass found in the area. Basket making was commonly performed by women. Project: Aboriginal eel Aquaculture – Gunditjmara Country. Climate: Temperate…

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Kamalir and Nandur

Kamalir is cleaning waterways from weeds and parasites. It is done by the men in Kampung Naga as part of regular community activities before the planting season. Nandur is the activity of planting rice in the fields. This includes regulating the amount of water collected in each parcel to suit the needs of rice seeds…

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Rice husking station

In Kampung Naga, rice is pounded manually using traditional tools. This activity is carried out at the rice husking station which is built on a fishpond. Rice husks will be thrown into fishpond to feed the fish. Project:: Kampung Naga Climate: Tropical – Mild temperate humid Year: Current Water Type: Fresh water Landscape: Plains Meaning:…

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Nyusu Air

Nyusu air – spring water – is the only source of drinking water in Kampung Naga. The inhabitants collect the Nyusu water from the faucet at a platform on a fishpond. Project: Kampung Naga Climate: Tropical – Mild temperate humid Year: Current Water Type: Fresh water Landscape: Plains Meaning: Utilitarian Water workers & users: Inhabitants…

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Latrine

In Kampung Naga, toilet units were built above the fishponds in a communal area outside the settlement area. Each latrine has 2 water tanks that separate water from the river and the spring. Project: Kampung Naga Climate: Tropical – Mild temperate humid Year: Current Water Type: Fresh water Landscape: Plains Meaning: Utilitarian Water workers &…

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Cleaning the Mosque

In the settlement area of Kampung Naga, the use of water is only found at the mosque, as part of religious rituals before prayer. Besides, sometimes people also use it to wash food materials. This water tub has 2 tanks which are used to separate water from the river or the spring. Project: Kampung Naga…

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