ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
Late 19th century
Pidgeon, now known by his Aboriginal name ‘Jandamarra’, was the leader of the Bunuba resistance in the Napier Range during the mid-1890s. His status, and in many ways his short life, parallels that of the IrishAustralian hero Ned Kelly.
One side bears an old label: ‘Western Australian Boomerang called Kielie of curious pattern. This boomerang belonged to the black bushranger Pidgeon who was shot by the police on . . . the Lillemillora Gorge, Leopold Range. Rare Pattern’.
© Museum Victoria Australia