Spear

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Registration number
15302
Item name
Spear 
Category
Fighting
Hunting
Throwing
 
Indigenous name
yalpadji 
Maker
Roy Larson  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > Cape York region > Lockhart River
Map
Collector
Mr Athol Chase 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1973 
Acquisition method
by Mr Roy Larson 
Raw material
Point - kangaroo bone
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Shaft is made from tyulu hardwood, rubbed with beeswax. The head is made from yanita softwood, decorated with red and white clay. Lower section is painted with grass tree gum and a band of charcoal mixed with grass tree gum. Kangaroo bone barb is fixed itno a longitudinal groove cut with a tooth scraper.

Research notes

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