The spearthrower has a wooden peg attached to the distal end. It is the type of spearthrower typically used with a spear by men in eastern Arnhem Land for hunting and carried by men in ceremony. It is painted with natural pigments.

This spearthrower was part of the collection of Lindsay Walker, who obtained it in 1959 from Mrs Saunders. The number 768 is written on the blade but it is unclear to which collection this number refers.

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A wooden spearthrower painted with natural pigments. A wooden peg is secured with resin at the distal end.

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