Spear head, c 1960.
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Spear head, c 1960.

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Serrated weapon made from bottle glas by aborigines living in the Northern Teritories of Central Australia. At the butt end of the spear head are remnants of the gum which was used to glue the spear to the shaft. Similar spear heads have also been found in Western Australia.

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