- Museum number
Boomerang made of wood, pigment.
- Production date
- 19thC-20thC(early) (before about 1905)
Length: 7 centimetres
Width: 7 centimetres
Depth: 1.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
1933 register description:
Wooden cross boomerang painted yellow and black and white.
North Queensland, Australia
This object was one of a larger collection which the donor, Miss F M Walker, described as having been collected by her brother in north Queensland some ‘thirty years ago’. Without any direct information from Miss Walker’s brother, the registrar in 1933 recorded his opinion that the collection came from ‘?Malgrave, Cairns District’. It appears Malgrave was a misspelling of the locality Mulgrave, near Cairns.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1972-1982 23 Jun-28 Feb, London, BM, Museum of Mankind, The Aborigines of Australia
2015 23 Apr-2 Aug, London, BM, G35, Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation
2015-2016 27 Nov-28 Mar, Canberra, National Museum of Australia, Encounters
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Register information: 'Collected by donor's brother 30 years ago.'
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number