In the early hours of Saturday 7 May, an intruder stole an important cultural object from Melbourne Museum. Police are investigating the theft, and Museum Victoria appeals for its safe return.
Central Australian spearthrower stolen from Melbourne Museum.
Source: Museum Victoria
The item is a spearthrower from Central Australia. It is approximately 80cm long and is made from mulga wood. Carved into the item is a series of circles and lines depicting waterholes, creeks and claypans in Pintupi country.
If you have any information about the stolen object, please contact Melbourne Museum or the police.