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Boomerang

Returning boomerang of dark wood with pointed ends. Tool marks can also be seen on both sides. Returning boomerangs were normally made as toys....

Throwing weapon

A pierced stone threaded with a hide loop. To this is fastened a second loop which ends with a walrus ivory handle in the form of a sea otter. Collected...

Bolas

For hunting waterfowl on land, and most effective when thrown into flocks of birds. The bolas was used by both Alaskans and Siberians. Those with driftwood weights were...

Knife

A typical and much-feared weapon of the Azande warrior. Use of such weapons was strictly controlled by the military leader. Collected before 1869....

Javelin

Felix Speiser (1923) “In Port Olry and eastern Santo the most elegant weapon is the javelin armed with spikes of bones directed forwards. The use of this weapon spread...

Spear

A particularly deadly weapon. The sharp barbs would prevent an easy removal of the weapon from a wound....

Knife

Based on earlier shark-tooth weapons, these knives were made for the export market. A scientific study of shark teeth on 19th century weapons has shown that certain species of shark...

Shield

This style of shield was designed to help parry the blows of enemy weapons such as spears. However, its unusual shape also meant that Aborigines could employ this device as...

Wrist knife

This is a pastoralist’s weapon and ornament. The blade is cut from a rectangular iron sheet and the outer and inner edges are sheathed in animal hide. It is a...

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