Fine Antique Australian Aboriginal Woomera & Boomerang collected by James Broun Roe C.1858
Very fine boomerang and woomera, with collection labels noting that they were collected in Western Australia by JB Roe. James Broun Roe was the son of John Septimus Roe, Surveyor General of Western Australia. He himself, went on to become a Justice of the Peace, and Sheriff of W.A. In 1858 Roe took part in a three month long expedition around Western Australia, where they were attacked on several occasions by the Aboriginal tribes. This woomera and boomerang are believed to have been collected around this time. The boomerang is 53.5cm from tip to tip, the woomera is 57cm long, and is particularly fine.