TOOLS, UTENSILS, AND WEAPONS - 3

Hunting weapons and devices

Six spears from north Queensland, circa 1912.
From left to right:

1. Erik Mjoberg was told this barb was made from a human shin bone, and it appears similar to those made from stingray barbs.

2. A spear with its tip made from part of a fish or silurid.

3. An Acacia wood spear.

4. A spear with barbs made from echidna quills.

5. A black palm spear.

6. A four-pronged fishing spear.

Aboriginal tools

 

Aboriginal weapons

 

Wooden items from northern Queensland.
From left to right:

1. A fish club from Cedar Creek.

2. A spearthrower with a decorative shell handle.

3. A spearthrower with a decorated shaft.

4. A music stick.

From 17 Years Wandering Among the Aboriginals.

 

A four-pronged wooden spear used to catch eels. Tully River. North Queensland.
From 17 Years Wandering Among the Aboriginals.

Aboriginal weapons

 

 

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