Artist: George Jungarrayi Ryder
Catalogue No.: 13253
Title: Boomerang (Mr Joe Bird)
The aboriginal men in Central Australia have traditionally made two main types of boomerangs for hunting. This classic boomerange was an important tool for hunting and is shaped from the mulga tree. Today these boomerangs are still important in ceremonial activity. I make these boomerangs like dreaming tells me. No other way. This boomerang we use for Kangaroo you throw him and the kangaroo says whats that . He doesn’t know what that is and that is how we kill kangaroo and we spear too. We can use boomerangs for ceremony too. I make all my boomerang, coolamon, spears from dreaming. For ceremony we clap together for special ceremony for different times.