Aboriginal Hunting Boomerang from the South Central Desert

Item TB230                 

This Item was Sold on 11 December 2010 for $99

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This hunting boomerang, or throwstick was made out of hard mulga wood, probably in the early to mid 1900s. Both surfaces are scraped smooth and there is no oil or ochre finish. The surfaces show signs of metal file marks, so it was not made with stone tools. The shape and airfoiling is similar to that of the Australian Central Desert throwsticks, except that it is not grooved or ochred. This is a longer distance throwing model, so the flight range is probably up to 80 metres, but you loose sufficient accuracy for hunting at distances beyond 30 metres. This boomerang is undamaged, except for light lifting of surface material because of the scraping finish and this is common for this method of construction.. Length = 59 cm ; Weight = 290 gm

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