Spear thrower

This is one of a small group of items that were donated by WR Hayman in October 1868. It relates to the first tour of Australian Aboriginal cricketers in the UK in that same year. This item was used in a series of public displays that highlighted various Aboriginal skills and athleticism.
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Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
E1125
Category
Ethnography
Collection Class
Arms and armour
Material
hard wood
Common Name
spear thrower
Simple Name
spear thrower
Production County
Victoria
Production Country
Australia
Production Year High
1868

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spear thrower