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Aboriginal boomerang

1920s

National Museum of Australia

National Museum of Australia

Aboriginal boomerang acquired at Ooldea, South Australia, by stage performer Herbert Browne as he travelled by train to Western Australia.

A curved asymmetrical wooden boomerang with residual red and white pigmentation. The convex upper surface is covered with longitudinal grooves, and the flat underside with adze marks. It has a small hole drilled through the middle. There is some fine cracking on both surfaces, and both of the tips are chipped. The flat surface has a long crack from the tip almost to the midpoint.

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Details

  • Title: Aboriginal boomerang
  • Date: 1920s
  • Location: Ooldea, South Australia, Australia
  • Material: Wood, Pigment
  • Dimensions: L 720mm x W 140mm x H 10mm
  • Collection: Daisy Bates and Herbert Browne collection National Museum of Australia

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