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Ben Blakeney's boomerang, approximately 1994 / made by Ben Blakeney
Bib ID 7756797
Format ObjectObject [three-dimensional form, object]
Author
Blakeney, Ben (Lavanda Gordon), 1937-2003, creator
 
Description approximately 1994 
1 boomerang : wood, acrylic paint ; 24 x 67 x 0.7 cm 
Summary

Handcrafted and painted boomerang featuring an image of an Aboriginal Australian throwing a boomerang.

Biography/History

Ben Blakeney (1937-2003) OAM, also known as Lavanda Gordon, was an Aboriginal Australian man, Australian Protective Services officer and a former actor. Blakeney was a renowned boomerang maker and actively taught others how to create and throw boomerangs, sharing his knowledge and cultural stories with others through workshops. More information at: https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-639798

Notes

Title devised by cataloguer.

Inscriptions: Signed in medium on reverse.

Related Material Interview with Ben Blakeney, OAM, Australian Protective Services officer and former actor; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 3132 
Source of Acquisition Donated by Ben Blakeney, 1994. 
Subjects Blakeney, Ben (Lavanda Gordon), 1937-2003.  |  Boomerangs.  |  Weapons - Boomerangs.
Form/genre Boomerangs.
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