It’s disappointing to see Indigenous people underrepresented in engineering. Our ancestors are the original engineers. They have a deep knowledge and understanding of the land and the sky. They used their knowledge to form a lifestyle, innovating to solve everyday problems and live comfortably. The boomerang is a piece of aerodynamic engineering that has inspired many designs today.
Actually, in terms of engineering, the Abos (especially the Tasmans) are known for the connection between population size and the loss of technology. That population gets small enough and dispersed enough and then cultural transmission of things already known (fish hooks for example) falls down over the generations. Tasmania had technological regression after the seas rose….
It’s entirely great that the bird likes engineering, good on her, and she does seem to have found her metier, lucky thing. But the history’s a bit off there.