Spear-Thrower Making Including Stone Flaking and Gum Preparation

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Spear-Thrower Making Including Stone Flaking and Gum Preparation

1967
32 mins

A man of the Western Desert makes a spear thrower (or Woomera), he cuts the wood from a mulga tree and shapes it with a metal axe. He prepares spinifex gum, flakes a stone blade, and sticks the stone (for use as a knife and...

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Directors
Ian Dunlop, John Martin-Jones