Boomerang.

Production date
19th Century
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Boomerang, wooden with 'From Cowan Cowan Moreton Island from Ken' handwritten in black pen at back.
Measurements
L550 x W70 mm
Media/Materials description
Wood
Signature/Marks
From Cowan Cowan Moreton Island from Ken
History and use
The boomerang has played an important role in Australian Aboriginal cultures for hunting and sport. A boomerang is useful for hunting larger animals, fish and birds. As a spinning stick, it covers a greater area than a directly thrown spear. There are many different kinds of boomerang; some are evenly curved, while others have a hook or flat club at one end. This one, from Moreton Island, is in the classic ‘returning’ design.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
Registration number
QE14592

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