The cross boomerangs are a type unique to Aboriginal people living in the rainforest regions of northeast Queensland. The upper side was often painted with the same geometric designs found on the distinctive shields made from the buttress roots of the large fig trees that grow in the rainforest.

Physical Description

A cross boomerang made of two elongated oval wooden sections of similar size set at right angles in centre and secured with lawyer cane and resin. The surface is coated in red ochre.

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