Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Boomerang – A National Symbol

Two boomerangs made from wood with natural pigments, displayed to mirror one another in length


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Presented by the Berndt Museum of Antropology

Australia as a nation is recognised around the world by symbols of Aboriginal culture.

In this exhibition, the Berndt Museum explores the idea of the boomerang - beyond a symbol of 'Australia' - to highlight its many uses and meanings. The exhibition asks audiences: 'How much do you know about boomerangs?'

Image: (top) Watty, Mowanjum, Western Australia. Wood with natural pigments, 61.8 x 16.1 x 1.2 cm. Gifted by P Lucich, Berndt Museum of Anthropology Collection [1976/0517]; (bottom) Ancestor from Western Australia. Incised wood with natural pigment, 57.4 x 15.5 x 1.9 cm. Gifted by O Mirmikidis, Berndt Museum of Anthropology Collection [2005/0010].

Exhibition runs

8 February - 27 June 2020


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