Image: Aboriginal cross boomerang, Queensland

Aboriginal cross boomerang, Queensland

This is an Aboriginal cross boomerang collected from Cairns in 1900. It consists of two pieces of thin pointed wood tied crosswise with split lawyer cane, which is threaded through a central hole. Both pieces of wood are painted with red and white ochre bands, some outlined in black charcoal. Each piece of wood measures 30 cm in length and 4.2 cm in width and ranges from 2.7 cm to 0.7 cm in depth. E013838

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Australian Museum Photography Unit
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