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Aboriginal club / throwing stick

About 1850

National Museum of Australia

National Museum of Australia

Tasmanian Aboriginal club / throwing stick made for a Hobart collector.

A very rare wooden club and stick tapered to a point each end, roughly carved in concentric circles at one end. Written on the club, in hand of collector Edmund Milne, are the words “Paleolithic club – presented by Taylor, Hobart”.

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  • Title: Aboriginal club / throwing stick
  • Date: About 1850
  • Location: Tasmania, Australia
  • Material: Wood
  • Dimensions: L 560mm x W 40mm x D 30mm
  • Collection: E Milne collection National Museum of Australia

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