Spear thrower

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
3320
Item name
Spear thrower 
Category
Throwing
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Northern Territory > Darwin-Daly region > Port Keats
Map
Collector
Reverend W. Flynn 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1949 
Acquisition method
Donated by Reverend W. Flynn 
Raw material
wood, ochres, resin, sinew
Dimensions
H: W: 50 mm L: 1040 mm D: 30 mm Circum:

Description

Research notes

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

Spear thrower from Wadeye (also known as Port Keats), mid-20th century.

Items 3001 to 3324 were the Anthropological Society of Queensland Collection which was donated at the foundation of the Anthropology Museum in 1949.

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