This Item Sold on 17 December 2007
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This very large Central Desert throwstick lacks the longitudinal fluting that you see on many of the throwsticks from this region. Both sides have shallow adze markings over the entire surface which is also covered with Ochre. This throwstick was probably made in the early to mid 20th Century. It is in very fine condition with only a few small edge splinters from use. This throwtick is from the Brother Brian Thomas estate. Central Desert throwsticks have the longest straight line flights of any type of Aboriginal non-returning boomerang. They were used for hunting, fighting, lighting fires by friction when rubbed on a shield, digging and for many ceremonial purposes. Used properly one of these could easily fell an emu from 40-60 metres. Length = 78 cm , Weight = 526 gm