This boomerang is typical of the type from the west coast of Cape York Peninsula where they are usually used in ceremony rather than for hunting.

Physical Description

A slightly asymetrical boomerang made from a single piece of wood with blunt squared end on one side and rounded and slightly pointed end on the other. The upper surface is slightly concave and the underside is flat. It is painted with natural pigments mainly red ochre with broad white bands at either end.

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