HOME
The Info List - Humpy


--- Advertisement ---



A humpy (or gunyah[1][2]) is a small, temporary shelter, traditionally used by Australian Aboriginals, with a standing tree usually used as the main support. They are also sometimes called a lean-to, since it can rely on the tree for support. These impermanent dwellings, made of branches and bark (particularly paperbark), are often built prior to the construction of more permanent buildings.

Contents

1 Etymology 2 Usage 3 Gallery 4 See also 5 Notes 6 External links

Etymology[edit] The word humpy comes from the Jagera language (a Murri people from Coorparoo in Brisbane); other language groups would have different names for the structure. In South Australia, such a shelter is known as a "wurley" (also spelled "wurlie"), possibly from the Kaurna language.[3] Usage[edit] Both names were adopted by early white settlers, and now form part of the Australian lexicon. The use of the term appears to have broadened in later usage to include any temporary building made from any available materials, including canvas, flattened metal drums, and sheets of corrugated iron. Gallery[edit]

Bark humpy, Brisbane, 1874

Bushman humpy, 1910s

Humpy
Humpy
in far western Queensland, 1937

See also[edit]

Hogan Igloo Longhouse Yurt

Notes[edit]

^ http://www.allwords.com/word-gunyah.html ^ "Tents". One Planet. Retrieved 2012-12-06.  ^ Peters, Pam, The Cambridge Australian English Style Guide, Cambridge University Press, 1996, p818

External links[edit]

State Library of Victoria photo of Aboriginal people and humpy

v t e

Indigenous Australians

Peoples

Aboriginal Australians Australoids Blackfellas Communities Groups Half-castes Tasmanians Torres Strait Islanders Victorians Western Australians

Individuals

Activists Musicians People from politics and public service Performing artists Sportspeople Visual artists Writers

Culture

Astronomy Avoidance Bora Corroboree Deadly Awards Deities Dreamtime Enumeration Flag Kinship Kurdaitcha Literature of Indigenous Australians Marn Grook Message stick NAIDOC Week National Indigenous Human Rights Awards Outstation movement Religion and mythology Riji Seasons Sacred sites Smoking ceremony Songlines Tjurunga Torres Strait Islands Woggabaliri

Languages

Avoidance speech Australian Aboriginal English Macro-Gunwinyguan languages Australian Creole Language groups Loanwords into English Palawa Pama–Nyungan languages Placenames Sign languages Torres Strait Island languages

Organisations

ATSIC Aboriginal Medical Service Aborigines Advancement League Aborigines Progressive Association AIATSIS Australian Aboriginal Progress Association Australian Aborigines' League Central Land Council Media National Congress of Australia's First Peoples National Indigenous Council Northern Land Council Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations Politics TSRA Reconciliation Australia

Sorry Day

Bushcraft

Boomerang Buka Bush bread Bush tucker Bush medicine Coolamon Dugout canoe Fibrecraft Fire-stick farming Food groups Humpy Possum-skin cloak Scarred tree Soaks Spinifex resin Sweet foods Waddy Woomera

Arts

Artifacts Bark painting Contemporary visual art Dance Didgeridoo Dreaming Music

Music groups Rock

NATSIA Award Papunya Tula Sandpainting Vibe Visual art Yininmadyemi

History

Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1976 Caledon Bay crisis Cummeragunja walk-off Day of Mourning Gurindji Strike Historical figures History

Prehistory History wars

King plates Massacres

Black War

Missions Native police Pilbara strike Pintupi Nine Tent
Tent
embassy Western Australia

Issues

Crime Health Land rights

Native title Protected Area

Media portrayal Northern Territory National Emergency Response Self-determination Stolen Generations

Half-Caste Act

Voting rights

1967 Referendum

v t e

Tents and overnight shelters

Emergency shelter

Traditional and Nomadic tent types

Bender tent Bivouac shelter Chum Goahti Humpy Lavvu Loue Qarmaq Tipi Tupiq Wigwam Yaranga

Modern types

Basha Bell tent Fly

tarp tent

Hammock tent Kohte Pole marquee Roof tent Shelter-half
Shelter-half
(pup tent) Sibley tent Stretch tents Swag Tent
Tent
(ridge or dome) Truck tent

Equipment

Canvas Guy-wire Mallet Tent
Tent
peg Tent
Tent
pole

Related topics

Campsite Hut Lean-to Military camp Taut-line hitch Tent
Tent
city Thatching Waterproofing

Category

v t e

Hut
Hut
dwelling designs and semi-permanent human shelters

Traditional immobile

Barabara Beehive house Bothy Burdei Bure Cleit Clochán Dugout Earth lodge Goahti Hogan Humpy Icelandic turf house Igloo Jacal Log cabin Maloca Mitato Musgum mud huts Nipa hut Oca Orri Palloza Pit-house Qargi Qarmaq Quiggly hole Quinzhee Rondavel Roundhouse Ruka Sassi di Matera Shieling Sod house Sukkah Tongkonan Trullo Wigwam, wickiup and wetu Zemlyanka

Traditional mobile

Chum Nomadic tents Shepherd's hut Tipi Yaranga Yurt
Yurt
and ger

Ger district

Open-air

Beach fale Cabana Chickee Gazebo Palapa Pergola Ramada

Modern

Beach hut Hopper hut Iris hut Nissen hut Quonset hut

Jamesway hut

Romney hut Rondavel Slab hut Wilderness hut

Alpine club hut Mountain hut Winter room

Named huts

Bill Putnam hut Charit Creek Lodge Cootapatamba Hut Daveys Hut Granite Park Chalet Geehi Hut High Huts of the White Mountains High Sierra Camps Horse Camp Keebles Hut LeConte Lodge Len Foote Hike Inn Narcissus Hut New Pelion Hut Phantom Ranch Old Pelion Hut Seaman's Hut Sperry Chalet

Related topics

Cabanes du Breuil Circular linhay Earth sheltering Shack Shed Skellig Michael Stilt house Tent Thatching Transhumance Tree house Vernacular architecture Village des Bories

Category Commons Portal

This Indigenous Australians-related article is a stub. You can help by expandi

.