Parrying shield

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A Strong Arm And A Good Eye - Weapons and Tools

For me, the shields or the symbols upon the shields represent identity. You can liken them to what we use now as titles for our houses. The lines, the colours, the carvings - they tell people who you are and, more importantly, they tell people where you come from.

RODNEY CARTER Dja Dja Wurrung/Yorta Yorta

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Parrying shield
Victoria mid 19th century
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79 x 11.8 x 4.5 cm
Koorie Heritage Trust AH0779

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