Throwing stick

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
263
Item name
Throwing stick 
Category
Throwing
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Western Australia > Kimberley region > Forrest River
Map
Collector
Reverend Keith Coaldrake 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1950 
Acquisition method
Foundation Donation from Reverend Keith Coaldrake 
Raw material
wood, ochres, charcoal
Dimensions
H: W: 65 mm L: 515 mm D: Circum:

Description

Carved throwing stick of warm coloured wood; ochre and organic pigment applied to surface: red with black curved pattern bordered by white dots; and rows of white dots at one end of the stick. "Forrest River" written in white ink.

Research notes

Black and white painted lettering and numbers, 1950s Brisbane [ref exhibition label]

From the exhibition Snake Relations, curated by Diana Young, UQ Anthropology Museum October 2015 - February 2016

The Foundation Donation comprises the items from L. P. Winterbotham's personal collection, which were donated to the University of Queensland in 1948 and form the basis of the Anthropology Museum.

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