Accession number: 81.0854.0003
Date: before 1981
Materials: wood, paint, string
Measurements: 24.75 cm L x 7.25 cm W
Narrative: rusty nail collection #427
Description: The bull-roarer is a smallish item of timber of oval shape, having a slight twist in its shape. It is decorated with tribal symbols at either end. one end is pierced, through which is attached a long piece of string fashioned from bark, reed or grass. When swung rapidly in a circular motion the twist in the timber causes a bass "singing" not. according to the ancient legends an aborigine could "call" his lubra to him but its song. Authentic Queensland aboriginal artifacts.