Summary

This is a Yiritja spearhead used in a fighting spear and based on a type of spear made by Macassans. It was cut from a section of metal beaten from a copper rod and has fine flanges cut into the base.

Physical Description

A metal blade used in a shovelnosed spear head. It is made of copper into which flanges have been cut at the base.

Local Name

gayit

Significance

This is a very siginficant spearhead, being one of a number made during one day by Djapu man, Natjiyalma and Marrakulu man, Djimbaryun. They made these without any directions, suggestions or diagrams and told Donald Thomson it was called "kundjuro" meaning black stingray.

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