Episode number 1 of Series “Alcheringa”.
Demonstrates how a boomerang is made. The diligent search for the exact right piece of wood, the burning off of the outer bark, the laborious whittling with a sharpened stone and the fashioning of the slight twist at each end to achieve its unique quality of returning to its point of departure. Introduced by Bill Onus.
How to watch
In ACMI's collection
Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Implements
Aboriginal Australia → Boomerangs
Educational & Instructional → Instructional
Black and White
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)
16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)