This fighting spear was made from blackwood, carved using stone tools. In the video Sharing the Collection David Lovett (Gunditj Mirring) describes how the spear, with its 4-8cm barbs, would be used in fighting.
The Dunkeld & District Historical Museum and members of the local Aboriginal communities have worked together to research and register the Dunkeld Aboriginal Object Collection. The partnership has improved interpretation and presentation of Aboriginal perspectives of the district’s cultural heritage; ensured that Dunkeld Museum meets its legal obligations under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006; and improved access to the collection for Aboriginal people and the general community.
David Lovett holding the fighting spears in the collection.
Still from video
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