- Registration number
- Item name
- Throwing stick
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Australia > Australia > Western Australia > Western Deserts region > Jigalong Mission
- Raw material
- hardwood, ochre
- H: W: 130 mm L: 680 mm D: 10 mm Circum:
Wooden throwing stick, decorated with 12 bands of light coloured pigment on the front side.
Visiting Elders from the Jigalong Community (Timmy Paterson and Jimmy?) suggested that the red and white stripes on this item indicate that it may be associated with rainmaking ceremony [21/11/2002].
From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'In the Red; on the vibrancy of things' June 2012 - January 2013.
In the Red exhibition label: Hunting boomerang with ceremonial design, mid-20th century.