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Spear-Thrower Making Including Stone Flaking and Gum Preparation

Dunlop, Ian
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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 scraper) to the spear-thrower handle with the gum. He binds a barb to the other end of the spear-thrower with Kangaroo leg sinew.

Spear-Thrower Making Including Stone Flaking and Gum Preparation.

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 1967.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.

Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.

Originally produced by National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in 1967.

Mode of access: World Wide Web.

In English

Dunlop, Ian, film director.; Martin-Jones, John, film director.

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst
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