Image: E078185 Spear Thrower handle detail

E078185 Spear Thrower handle detail

E078185 spear thrower, wood, south coast New South Wales, Australia.

This spear thrower is from the south coast of New South Wales, Australia. The spearthrower is carved from a single piece of wood. It increases in width towards the handle end then tapers to a point. At the opposite end, a peg at an acute angle has been carved. The spearthrower was collected by Alexander Morrison in the late 19th or early 20th Century and acquired by the Australian Museum in 1975.

Emma Furno
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