the front decorated with alternating bands of diagonal designs filled with natural earth pigments, the reverse replete with adze markings and decorated with alternating horizontal bands of white red and black pigments, deep cut lug handle
of leaf like form, the front decorated with incised traditional interlocking key designs, the reverse with simple diagonal design possibly representing the rainbow serpent, the peg attached with natural fibre and resin, patina overall
carved in hardwood with natural earth pigments, the front engraved with broad traditional diagonal designs, in-filled with alternate bands of red and white natural pigments. The reverse with vertical striations infill with red pigment and loop handle
carved softwood with vertical carvings and natural earth pigments, the front decorated with broad vertical linear designs infilled with alternating rows in white and red pigment dotting. The reverse with broad deep cut shallow fluting and lug handle with remnants of old trade cloth on handle.
made from shaped hardwood, in form of an arc, the first undecorated on the front, the reverse bearing old ink inscription; specimen boomerang, January 14, 1905 (WSS) camp at La Perouse; the second engraved with image of native fauna and inscribed: La Perouse
originating from east Cape York, the group comprises three adult and one child's spearthrower, all of elongated leaf-like form, the wooden peg attached with fibre bindings and resin, the handle constructed from shaped bailer shell secured to end with resin, shell handle missing on the smaller example