Spear thrower (miru)

Miru is the Pitjantjatjara name for spear thrower in Central Australia.
This spear-thrower is made of light coloured wood and not very well made. Its peg is missing but was attached using kangaroo sinew tied around the end. Its short length suggests that it was made for a child.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
108/2000/2
Category
Ethnography
Collection Class
Arms and armour
Material
woodsinew
Common Name
spear thrower (miru)
Simple Name
spear thrower
Production County
Central
Production Country
Australia

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