Spear thrower

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Registration number
20298
Item name
Spear thrower 
Category
Throwing
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Peter Carlton  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Western Australia > Kimberley region > Turkey Creek
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Collector
Miss Margaret West 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1976 
Acquisition method
Museum field work by Miss Margaret West 
Raw material
Wood, sinew, ochre, acrylic paint, spinifex resin, quartz
Dimensions
H: W: 90 mm L: 650 mm D: 20 mm Circum:

Description

Goose-neck form. Engraving and poker work on wood with ochres.

Research notes

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'In the Red; on the vibrancy of things' June 2012 - January 2013.

Collected by Margie West during the 1975/6 Kimberleys Expedition. Manufacture of this object can be seen in slides from 30238 to 30322.

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