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Jandamarra’s boomerang

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 Irish–Australian hero Ned Kelly.Explore this Object 
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’.
Boomerang (late 19th century)



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