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okal (alg -) in Uw Olkola


Wallaby spear specimen, detail of barb. Kowanyama Land and Natural Resources Management Office, Sun Mar 16, 1997 [PH]. An Australian fifty cent piece, approximately 32 mm in diameter, allows for an estimation of size.


Wallaby spear specimen, detail of barb. Kowanyama Land and Natural Resources Management Office, Sun Mar 16, 1997 [PH]. An Australian fifty cent piece, approximately 32 mm in diameter, allows for an estimation of size.


Wallaby spear specimen, foreshaft. Kowanyama Land and Natural Resources Management Office, Sun Mar 16, 1997 [PH]. An Australian fifty cent piece, approximately 32 mm in diameter, allows for an estimation of size.


Wallaby spear specimen, foreshaft. Kowanyama Land and Natural Resources Management Office, Sun Mar 16, 1997 [PH]. An Australian fifty cent piece, approximately 32 mm in diameter, allows for an estimation of size.

There are various types of wallaby spear. The one pictured here is called alg okal in Olkola.

The hook, or barb, of a wallaby spear is usually from a bone of a wallaby or emu. The bone is tied in place, usually with wallaby tail sinew twine or with string and sealed with wax.

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