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This left handed traditional boomerang was made by Bob Burwell out of Australian plywood in 1982. The elbow has a frilled goanna lizard etched and painted into the surface. The entire upper surface has incised geometric line art and the underside has " Left , Made by Bob Burwell , Australia, 1982" etched into the surface at the elbow. This is one of the nicest Burwell boomerangs I have ever seen and it was made for Rusty Harding. I did a test throw with this boomerang and it is an exceptional flyer with a flight range of 30-35 metres. Excellent condtion and without damage. From the Rusty Harding estate.
Bob Burwell is one of Australia's best known throwers and competitors. Bob is the son of Ces Burwell, who was a well known boomerang manufacturer and thrower in the 1940s - 1970s. Bob was the Australian National Champion in 1976, 1977 and 1978, He was also the U.S.B.A. Champion in 1982 Find out more about the Burwell family on Bob's web site: Historical Photographs of the Burwell Family.