Spear thrower

Notes from a research visit by Gaye Sculthorpe, Curator of Oceanic Collections at the British Museum, 8-9/07/2015:

This is a very old specimen from Western Australia, south-west Western Australia. A wood peg is attached with resin. Its handle has a large piece of spinifex resin attached. The upper side has a split that has been repaired with resin and appears to have red ochre upon it. Likely 19th century.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Arms and armour
Common Name
spear thrower
Simple Name
spear thrower
Full Name
spear thrower
whole length 585 mm; whole width 118 mm; whole width 20 mm
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Production Country
Production Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Production Continent
Family Group

wood; gum
Function Name
Collector / Excavator
Rowan, HB, Mrs

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