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A wooden spearthrower in two parts with an elliptical shaft and a wooden peg secured at the distal end, at right angle, by fibre and adhesive. The proximal end is covered with a knob of adhesive.
L 835mm x W 110mm x D 15mm
Probably made before 1900
By Mr Hackney
Mr T P Hackney purchased this object as part of a collection of Aboriginal artefacts from an auctioneer in Gilgandra, New South Wales, in 1918, and it was passed down through his family until it was acquired by the National Museum of Australia in 1983