BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

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

MODERN TRADE GOODS FROM THE WINNUN CYCLE

Modern trade and exchange goods from a winnun cycle in 1986.

WINNUN CEREMONY YARRALIN

Spears from Port Keats on the car after winnun ceremony. These spears were traded for boomerangs from Newcastle Waters in 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.

WINNUN CEREMONY YARRALIN

Spears from Port Keats on the car after winnun exchange ceremony in 1986. These spears were traded for boomerangs from Newcastle Waters. 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 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.

JOURNEY TO YARRALIN FOR WINNUN CEREMONY

Journey to Yarralin for 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

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.

WINNUN CEREMONY YARRALIN

Winnun ceremony at Yarralin, 1986. Boomerangs, spears and other items are being exchanged between groups.

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.

LEILIRA BLADE SEGMENTS

These snapped segments of Leilira blades are commonly found at habitation sites. It is hypothisized that they are deliberately broken as part of the winnun ceremonial exchange cycle.

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.

LEILIRA BLADE QUARRY

Detail of Leilira Blade quarry called Kankiritja, near Newcastle Waters, 1986. The blades from these quarries are major items of trade in the winnun exchange ceremonies.

MAKING BOOMERANGS

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

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 COLLECTING WOOD

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

WINNUN JOURNEY

Trading trip to Yarralin 1985.

BOOMERANG MANUFACTURE

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

MODERN TRADE GOODS FROM THE WINNUN CYCLE

Modern trade and exchange goods from a winnun cycle in 1986.

WINNUN CEREMONY YARRALIN

Spears from Port Keats on the car after winnun ceremony. These spears were traded for boomerangs from Newcastle Waters in 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.

WINNUN CEREMONY YARRALIN

Spears from Port Keats on the car after winnun exchange ceremony in 1986. These spears were traded for boomerangs from Newcastle Waters. 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 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.

JOURNEY TO YARRALIN FOR WINNUN CEREMONY

Journey to Yarralin for 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

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.

WINNUN CEREMONY YARRALIN

Winnun ceremony at Yarralin, 1986. Boomerangs, spears and other items are being exchanged between groups.

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.

LEILIRA BLADE SEGMENTS

These snapped segments of Leilira blades are commonly found at habitation sites. It is hypothisized that they are deliberately broken as part of the winnun ceremonial exchange cycle.

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.

LEILIRA BLADE QUARRY

Detail of Leilira Blade quarry called Kankiritja, near Newcastle Waters, 1986. The blades from these quarries are major items of trade in the winnun exchange ceremonies.

MAKING BOOMERANGS

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

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 COLLECTING WOOD

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

WINNUN JOURNEY

Trading trip to Yarralin 1985.