BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for trade and exchange in a winnun ceremony, 1985.

BOOMERANGS FOR EXCHANGE

These three bundles of boomerangs have been prepared for a winnun exchange ceremony at Yarralin, 1986. The boomerangs come from Newcastle Waters and were made by a range of the men from that community.

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for trade and exchange in a winnun ceremony, 1985.

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Daffy Jimija making boomerangs for trade and exchange in a winnun ceremony that took place in 1985.

BOOMERANG BUNDLES PREPARED FOR A WINNUN CEREMONY

Boomerang bundles prepared for a winnun ceremony. Important Dreaming histories are associated with the various trade goods. These stories travel with the goods as a part of the trade cycle called Winnun. 

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for trade and exchange in a winnun ceremony, 1985.

TRADE BUNDLES OF BOOMERANGS

Bundles of boomerangs being prepared for a winnun exchange ceremony at Yarralin.  The photograph was taken near Newcasle Waters in 1986.

BOOMERANGS PREPARED FOR TRADING

Boomerangs being prepared for a winnun ceremony at Yarralin. The photograph was taken at Newcastle Waters in 1986.

WINNUN CEREMONY YARRALIN

Winnun ceremony at Yarralin, 1986. Boomerangs, spears and other items are being exchanged between groups. Spears from Port Keats can be seen in the foreground. These trade goods travelled over 1000 km. Important Dreaming histories are associated with the various trade goods. These stories travel with the goods as a part of the trade cycle called winnun. 

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata and Daffy Jimija making boomerangs for trade and exchange in a winnun ceremony, 1985.

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for trade and exchange in a winnun ceremony, 1985.

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for trade and exchange in a winnun ceremony, 1985. Protocols exist for who can make the winnun goods and where the wood for the boomerangs is taken from.

NUGGETT COLLINS WITH TRADE GOODS

Nuggett Collins with trade and exchange goods being readied for a winnun exchange ceremony at Yarralin. The photograph was taken in 1986 near Newcastle Waters.

WINNUN CEREMONY AT YARRALIN

Winnun ceremony at Yarralin, 1986. The boomerangs in the foreground were traded from Newcastle Waters for the spears on the truck that came from Port Keats. In this instance trade goods travelled over 1000 km. Important Dreaming histories are associated with the various trade goods. These stories travel with the goods as a part of the trade cycle called winnun. 

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for trade and exchange in a winnun ceremony, 1985.

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata collecting wood for boomerang manufacture, 1985. The boomerangs are used in winnun, or exchange, ceremonies.

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Boomerangs being made by Nuggett Collins Jarpata, 1986. In the background is his family. The photograph was taken at Newcastle Waters.

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for trade and exchange in a winnun ceremony, 1985.

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata collecting wood for boomerang manufacture, 1985. The boomerangs are used in winnun, or exchange, ceremonies.

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for trade and exchange in a winnun ceremony, 1985.

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for trade and exchange in a winnun ceremony, 1985.

DAFFY JIMIJA

Daffy Jimija making boomerangs for exchange, 1985. Only certain people with rights to country or Dreaming histories could make the exchange goods. 

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for trade and exchange in a winnun ceremony, 1985. Important Dreaming histories are associated with the various trade goods. These stories travel with the goods as a part of the trade cycle called winnun. 

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for trade and exchange in a winnun ceremony, 1985.

NUGGETT COLLINS

Nuggett Collins Jarpata collecting wood for boomerang manufacture. The boomerangs are part of the trade and exchange cycle called winnun. There are strict protocols about who can make the boomerangs and where the wood is obtained.

WINNUN CEREMONY YARRALIN

Winnun ceremony at Yarralin, 1986. Boomerangs, spears and other items are being exchanged between groups from the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

MAKING BOOMERANGS

Nuggett Collins Jarpata collecting wood for boomerang manufacture, 1985. The boomerangs are used in winnun, or exchange, ceremonies. Strict protocols exist for use of certain trees and also for who is involved in boomerang manufacture.

MAKING BOOMERANGS

Nuggett Collins Jarpata and Daisy Collins making boomerangs for trade and exchange, 1985.

NUGGETT COLLINS AND FAMILY

Nuggett Collins Jarpata with his family at Newcastle Waters, 1985. He is making some boomerangs for trade and exchange.

NUGGETT COLLINS COLLECTING WOOD

Nuggett Collins Jarpata collecting wood for boomerang manufacture. The boomerangs are part of the trade and exchange cycle called winnun. Strict protocols surround who can make the boomerangs and where the wood is obtained.

NUGGETT COLLINS MAKING BOOMERANGS

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making a boomerang for trade and exchange, 1985.  Important Dreaming histories are associated with the various trade goods. These stories travel with the goods as a part of the trade cycle called winnun.

PADDY JIMIJA MAKING BOOMERANGS

Paddy Jimija making boomerangs for trade and exchange.

NUGGETT COLLINS COLLECTING WOOD

Nuggett Collins Jarpata collecting wood for boomerang manufacture. The boomerangs are part of the trade and exchange cycle called winnun.

NUGGETT COLLINS JARPATA MAKING BOOMERANGS

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for a trade and exchange trip, 1985.

NUGGETT COLLINS MAKING BOOMERANGS

Nuggett Collins making boomerangs for trade and exchange, 1985.

NUGGETT COLLINS COLLECTING WOOD

Nuggett Collins collecting wood for boomerang manufacture. The boomerangs are for trade and exchange. Formal protocols exist for the collection of wood from particular places.

PADDY JIMIJA MAKING BOOMERANGS

Paddy Jimija making boomerangs for trade and exchange, 1986.  Important Dreaming histories are associated with the various trade goods. These stories travel with the goods as a part of the trade cycle called winnun.

NUGGETT COLLINS MAKING BOOMERANGS

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for trade and exchange.  Important Dreaming histories are associated with the various trade goods. These stories travel with the goods as a part of the trade cycle called winnun. In this photograph Nuggett is adzing the boomerang blank to refine the shape. The adze is made from a length of timber with a sharpened segment of car suspension leaf attached with copper wire.

NUGGETT COLLINS MAKING BOOMERANGS

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for trade and exchange. Where wood was collected from, and who was involved in its collection are highly formalised as part of the winnun system of reciprocity.

NUGGETT COLLINS AT NEWCASTLE WATERS

Nuggett Collins Jarpata with his family, 1986. Nuggett is making boomerangs for trade and exchange.

NUGGETT COLLINS WITH TRADE AND EXCHANGE GOODS

Nuggett Collins Jarpata with trading goods preparing for winnun ceremony at Yarralin. The bundles of boomerangs were made over several weeks by Mudburra and Jingili men. They were traded for spears, cloth and other boomerangs. Important Dreaming histories are associated with the various trade goods. These stories travel with the goods as a part of the trade cycle called winnun.

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for trade and exchange in a winnun ceremony, 1985.

BOOMERANGS FOR EXCHANGE

These three bundles of boomerangs have been prepared for a winnun exchange ceremony at Yarralin, 1986. The boomerangs come from Newcastle Waters and were made by a range of the men from that community.

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for trade and exchange in a winnun ceremony, 1985.

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Daffy Jimija making boomerangs for trade and exchange in a winnun ceremony that took place in 1985.

BOOMERANG BUNDLES PREPARED FOR A WINNUN CEREMONY

Boomerang bundles prepared for a winnun ceremony. Important Dreaming histories are associated with the various trade goods. These stories travel with the goods as a part of the trade cycle called Winnun. 

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for trade and exchange in a winnun ceremony, 1985.

TRADE BUNDLES OF BOOMERANGS

Bundles of boomerangs being prepared for a winnun exchange ceremony at Yarralin.  The photograph was taken near Newcasle Waters in 1986.

BOOMERANGS PREPARED FOR TRADING

Boomerangs being prepared for a winnun ceremony at Yarralin. The photograph was taken at Newcastle Waters in 1986.

WINNUN CEREMONY YARRALIN

Winnun ceremony at Yarralin, 1986. Boomerangs, spears and other items are being exchanged between groups. Spears from Port Keats can be seen in the foreground. These trade goods travelled over 1000 km. Important Dreaming histories are associated with the various trade goods. These stories travel with the goods as a part of the trade cycle called winnun. 

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata and Daffy Jimija making boomerangs for trade and exchange in a winnun ceremony, 1985.

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for trade and exchange in a winnun ceremony, 1985.

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for trade and exchange in a winnun ceremony, 1985. Protocols exist for who can make the winnun goods and where the wood for the boomerangs is taken from.

NUGGETT COLLINS WITH TRADE GOODS

Nuggett Collins with trade and exchange goods being readied for a winnun exchange ceremony at Yarralin. The photograph was taken in 1986 near Newcastle Waters.

WINNUN CEREMONY AT YARRALIN

Winnun ceremony at Yarralin, 1986. The boomerangs in the foreground were traded from Newcastle Waters for the spears on the truck that came from Port Keats. In this instance trade goods travelled over 1000 km. Important Dreaming histories are associated with the various trade goods. These stories travel with the goods as a part of the trade cycle called winnun. 

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for trade and exchange in a winnun ceremony, 1985.

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata collecting wood for boomerang manufacture, 1985. The boomerangs are used in winnun, or exchange, ceremonies.

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Boomerangs being made by Nuggett Collins Jarpata, 1986. In the background is his family. The photograph was taken at Newcastle Waters.

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for trade and exchange in a winnun ceremony, 1985.

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata collecting wood for boomerang manufacture, 1985. The boomerangs are used in winnun, or exchange, ceremonies.

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for trade and exchange in a winnun ceremony, 1985.

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for trade and exchange in a winnun ceremony, 1985.

DAFFY JIMIJA

Daffy Jimija making boomerangs for exchange, 1985. Only certain people with rights to country or Dreaming histories could make the exchange goods. 

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for trade and exchange in a winnun ceremony, 1985. Important Dreaming histories are associated with the various trade goods. These stories travel with the goods as a part of the trade cycle called winnun. 

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for trade and exchange in a winnun ceremony, 1985.

NUGGETT COLLINS

Nuggett Collins Jarpata collecting wood for boomerang manufacture. The boomerangs are part of the trade and exchange cycle called winnun. There are strict protocols about who can make the boomerangs and where the wood is obtained.

WINNUN CEREMONY YARRALIN

Winnun ceremony at Yarralin, 1986. Boomerangs, spears and other items are being exchanged between groups from the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

MAKING BOOMERANGS

Nuggett Collins Jarpata collecting wood for boomerang manufacture, 1985. The boomerangs are used in winnun, or exchange, ceremonies. Strict protocols exist for use of certain trees and also for who is involved in boomerang manufacture.

MAKING BOOMERANGS

Nuggett Collins Jarpata and Daisy Collins making boomerangs for trade and exchange, 1985.

NUGGETT COLLINS AND FAMILY

Nuggett Collins Jarpata with his family at Newcastle Waters, 1985. He is making some boomerangs for trade and exchange.

NUGGETT COLLINS COLLECTING WOOD

Nuggett Collins Jarpata collecting wood for boomerang manufacture. The boomerangs are part of the trade and exchange cycle called winnun. Strict protocols surround who can make the boomerangs and where the wood is obtained.

NUGGETT COLLINS MAKING BOOMERANGS

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making a boomerang for trade and exchange, 1985.  Important Dreaming histories are associated with the various trade goods. These stories travel with the goods as a part of the trade cycle called winnun.

PADDY JIMIJA MAKING BOOMERANGS

Paddy Jimija making boomerangs for trade and exchange.

NUGGETT COLLINS COLLECTING WOOD

Nuggett Collins Jarpata collecting wood for boomerang manufacture. The boomerangs are part of the trade and exchange cycle called winnun.

NUGGETT COLLINS JARPATA MAKING BOOMERANGS

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for a trade and exchange trip, 1985.

NUGGETT COLLINS MAKING BOOMERANGS

Nuggett Collins making boomerangs for trade and exchange, 1985.

NUGGETT COLLINS COLLECTING WOOD

Nuggett Collins collecting wood for boomerang manufacture. The boomerangs are for trade and exchange. Formal protocols exist for the collection of wood from particular places.

PADDY JIMIJA MAKING BOOMERANGS

Paddy Jimija making boomerangs for trade and exchange, 1986.  Important Dreaming histories are associated with the various trade goods. These stories travel with the goods as a part of the trade cycle called winnun.

NUGGETT COLLINS MAKING BOOMERANGS

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for trade and exchange.  Important Dreaming histories are associated with the various trade goods. These stories travel with the goods as a part of the trade cycle called winnun. In this photograph Nuggett is adzing the boomerang blank to refine the shape. The adze is made from a length of timber with a sharpened segment of car suspension leaf attached with copper wire.

NUGGETT COLLINS MAKING BOOMERANGS

Nuggett Collins Jarpata making boomerangs for trade and exchange. Where wood was collected from, and who was involved in its collection are highly formalised as part of the winnun system of reciprocity.

NUGGETT COLLINS AT NEWCASTLE WATERS

Nuggett Collins Jarpata with his family, 1986. Nuggett is making boomerangs for trade and exchange.

NUGGETT COLLINS WITH TRADE AND EXCHANGE GOODS

Nuggett Collins Jarpata with trading goods preparing for winnun ceremony at Yarralin. The bundles of boomerangs were made over several weeks by Mudburra and Jingili men. They were traded for spears, cloth and other boomerangs. Important Dreaming histories are associated with the various trade goods. These stories travel with the goods as a part of the trade cycle called winnun.