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This old Aboriginal hunting boomerang, or throwstick, was made by Australian Aborigines in the middle of the 20th Century. The wood is Mulga, a dense and heavy hardwood that grows in the Central and Eastern Desert. The reddish brown wood has darkened with age. The wood and construction is typical of boomerangs made in the South Central Desert. All surfaces are scraped smooth. There are metal file marks in the surface as a result of airfoil shaping.. This boomerang is in excellent condition. There are no edge chips or cracks. It is difficult to find old hunting boomerangs in this condition. From the collection of Al Gerhards, so he probably acquired it when he was in Australia in 1981.