Early Murray River Aboriginal Leangle Club – tc191

Murray River, South Australia, Australia

An early Aboriginal Leangle Club. Carved from extremely hard wood in classic form, the raked beak like distal head with beautiful fiddle back on the inside of the curve. The handle decorated with a classic “rat-tail” grip below incised linear motif. All over smooth glossy patina from extensive handling. The back of the handle bears a collection number in red (42.374.5) and there is the remnants of a paper label on the front of the handle. This is a spectacular example of this style of club, in what can only be described as perfect condition. Early 19th Century, Custom mounted.

Length: 70 cm or 27 inches.
Length of Head: 27 cm or 10.6 inches
Price: SOLD

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Queensland Aboriginal Pineapple Head Fighting Club – tc269

Queensland, Australia

An ancient Aboriginal fighting club. The head carved in “pineapple” form while the shaft handle has finely fluted motif along its entirety. Ancient battle loss to the head, with an all over deep glossy dark patina. Circa 1850′s or earlier. Formerly belonging to the Richard Berry Collection Melbourne. Unmounted.

Length: 83 cm or 32.7 inches.
Price: Sold

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Northern South Australian Decorated Throwing Club – tc250

Gammon Ranges Area, South Australia, Australia

An attractive Aboriginal throwing club. Not to be mistaken with later mission work due to the pyro-incised motif, this is the real deal. The bulbous head and shaft handle with burnt curvilinear motif, possibly a later addition. Dark glossy patina, in excellent condition. Circa 1890-1900. Unmounted.

Length: 55 cm or 21.7 inches.
Price: Australian $1000.00

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South West Queensland Decorated “Clip-Tip” Boomerang – tc251

South West Queensland, Australia

An attractive South West Queensland decorated boomerang. The Aboriginal people of this region were known for the abstract decoration on the front surface along with the signature carved triangular ends. This is a fantastic and very old example, the motif beautifully executed, and in truly perfect condition. Unmounted. Circa 1860′s.

Length: 72 cm or 25.2 inches.
Price: Sold

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North West Australian Aboriginal Shield – tc249

Port Headland Area, Western Australia, Australia

A robust old Aboriginal fighting shield. Hardwood; the front in cylindrical ovoid form, with remnant ochre decoration. The solid lug handle with evidence of extensive use. Dark glossy patina, in excellent condition. circa 1880′s. Unmounted.

Length: 87 cm or 34.3 inches.
Price:Sold

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Large Central Australian Fighting Boomerang – tc282

Northern South Australia, Australia

A large heavy and serious fighting boomerang. The front surface with incised linear fluted motif. This would be my choice for carrying into warfare, with its dual purpose of being used as a club, but also having the ability to be thrown at your enemy. The incised decoration making it attractive as well as deadly. Circa 1850′s or earlier in excellent condition. Unmounted.

Length: 87 cm or 34.3 inches.
Price: Sold

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Queensland Aboriginal Throw Stick/Club – tc225

Queensland, Australia

An elegant Aboriginal throw stick. Hardwood with perfectly balanced cylindrical form, tapering to sharp points at each end, making it twice as effective. Dark black glossy patina, circa 1870′s. Unmounted. Formerly belonging to the Grant Husband Collection Northern Territory

Length: 72 cm or 28.3 inches.
Price: Australian $500.00

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19th Century South Eastern Australian Returning Boomerang – tc267

Murray River Area, South Eastern Australia, Australia

An old, and perfectly balanced Aboriginal returning boomerang. This is a right handed example, and though it has been incredibly well used, it remains in perfect condition. Dark chocolate glossy patina, circa 1850′s. Unmounted.

Length: 64 cm or 25.2 inches.
Price: Sold

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19th Century Fluted Central Australian Aboriginal Boomerang – tc268

Central Australia, Australia

A Central Australian hunting boomerang. Carved from hard wood and exhibiting a beautifully fluted textured front surface while the reverse is carved smooth. Deep dark classic mulga patina, in perfect condition. Circa 1870′s. Unmounted.

Length: 72 cm or 28.3 inches.
Price: Sold

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Western Australian Woomera – tc297

Western Australia, Australia

A perfect example of this form of woomera. Hardwood, in classic ovoid form, the peg held in place using animal gut binding set with spinifex resin, which is also used on the butt end for additional grip. Dark chocolate patina, in fine condition. Circa 1880′s. Unmounted.

Length: 62 cm or 24.5 inches.
Price: Australian $1250.00

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