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Boomerang

Object information

Physical description

An asymmetrical wooden boomerang with rounded ends and transverse incisions on one end.

Object information

When

Who

  • Collector

  • Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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  • 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

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