Spears such as this were used to hunt kangaroos, wallabies and other game. The head and tail of the spear have been shaped with stone. The spear-head has glue over the original resin. David Lovett (Gunditj Mirring) talks about the spear in the video Sharing the Collection.
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 examines the hunting spear.
Still from video
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