Aboriginal Hunting Boomerang from South Australia

Item TB233 

This Item was Sold on 2 December 2011 for $71

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This hunting boomerang, or throwstick was made out of hard mulga wood, probably in the early 1900s. Both surfaces are scraped smooth and there is no oil or ochre finish. The shape and airfoiling is similar to that of the throwsticks from the Yalata Mission, except that there is no tourist art. This is not a longer distance throwing model, so the flight range is probably less than 40 metres. This boomerang is undamaged, except for very light pitting on both tips that you can feel, but the pits are difficult to see. Length = 55 cm ; Weight = 404 gm

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