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Boomerang, D2014.4

Physical Description

Boomerang decorated in the elbow with a painted scene of three kangaroos drinking from a pond and one kangaroo in the background. A desert scene with trees and mountains is in the background. Each wing is decorated with an incised repeated geometric pattern. The rear side of the boomerang has the makers logo "BURWELL" imprinted at the elbow. The wings are decorated with a repeated circular pattern, the colouring of which appears to have bled into the wood.

The boomerang was bought by Lauris Shaw from someone who was selling them at the 4th National Scout Jamboree held at Trentham in 1966. Shaw was working there as a staff member for the National Bank. The seller ran out of stock at the jamboree but supplied orders when they returned to Australia.

Provenance

Purchased at the 4th National Scout Jamboree in Trentham.
Purchased by: Lauris Shaw

Maker

Maker: Burwell

Measurements

Maximum Width: 460mm
Maximum Height: 250mm

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