Acupuncture in traditional Nyungar culture

kangaroo bone awls

Top: A reconstructed awl tool (using a pointed kangaroo bone and balga gum from the trunk of the Xanthorrhoea) traditionally used in a needle-like fashion by Nyungar women to sew their kangaroo cloaks. Was this the type of tool the women were using to perform acupuncture?
Below: A smooth, polished kangaroo leg bone given to us by a deceased family friend who had associations with Aboriginal people in the SouthWest.