"...the woomera is distinctively Australian and is actually a lever to increase the speed at which a spear travels and the distance achieved. Made of wood, Spinifex resin with a hook end of animal bone, it acts as an extension of the throwers arm. The woomera is one of the most sought after of the Aboriginal artifacts by serious collectors."
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1930 Penny - Australia is best known rare coin. Only 3,000 were minted and of those, 1,500 still exist and are trading in todays market. There are only 6 proof coins known to exist, 3 in museums and 3 in private collections.
Dorothea Mackellar dressed as one of the Graces for Mrs T.H. Kelly's Italian Red Cross Day tableaux at the Palace Theatre, 20 June 1918 / Glen Broughton. Dorothy MacKellar was a fiction writer and poet. She was the author of My Country, perhaps Australia's most famous poem. From the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales www.sl.nsw.gov.au Find more details about this image http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=440395
Henry Lawson (1867–1922) Australian writer and poet. Along with his contemporary Banjo Paterson, Lawson is among the best-known Australian poets and fiction writers of the colonial period and is often called Australia's "greatest short story writer". He was the son of the poet, publisher and feminist Louisa Lawson.