Boomerang - by Debra McDonald Nangala
This Australian Aboriginal returning boomerang is designed by renowned Aboriginal artist Debra McDonald Nangala. It's an authentic Aboriginal boomerang that comes with a beautiful display stand to show off your art.
- Genuine returning boomerang
- Throwing instructions included
- Comes with extensive artist biography
- Royalties paid to the artists
- Australian made
- Comes with a display stand
About Debra McDonald Nangala
Debra’s art reflects on her people’s lives; she’s a Pintupi woman whose ancestors came from Lake MacDonald. Her boomerang design tells the story of the goanna’s home. The big circle is the entrance and the small circles are the tunnels where the goanna lays its eggs. After tasty bush tucker, the tracks represent Aboriginal people following the tunnels to get to the goanna’s eggs. Debra is also the granddaughter of renowned Aboriginal artist Shorty LungKata Tjungurrayi.
Will my boomerang return?
You need to follow the instructions and practice throwing. Additionally, if it’s too windy, then your boomerang is likely to fly where it wants and not back to you!
A bit more about boomerangs
Traditionally non-returning boomerangs were used to hunt and kill prey. Returning boomerangs were mainly used for having fun. Either way, when throwing a boomerang, it’s completely different to a frisbee. Instead it needs to be thrown almost vertically, with a lot of spin power behind it. Watching a boomerang return can seem like the magic of a bird soaring on the wind.
Boomerangs have been discovered across the world. From Ancient Egypt to India and even the United States where Native Americans in California and Arizona used non-returning boomerangs. Here in Australia, Aboriginal boomerangs were traditionally used for:
- Hunting tools
- Digging e.g. food and then cutting it
- Musical instruments e.g. music sticks
- Making fire by creating friction through rubbing
Boomerangs were made of wood and came in all shapes and sizes and this is still the case. Boomerangs used in sport however are made of typically made of special plastics or aircraft plywood.
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Where’s my parcel?
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Points to note
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