Miru [Warrior kit 1 Woomera]

Accession Number AWM2016.428.1.3
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall - Conservation: 870 mm x 105 mm x 45 mm
Object type Sculpture
Physical description mulga, resin, stone, sinu and charcoal
Maker Snelgar, Andy
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Cundletown
Date made 2016

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


A mirru's main use is as a spear thrower but it could also be used as a dish and a fire lighter. It is a good multipurpose tool with a stone knife on one end which can be used to cut animals, make string, cut wood and to make spears and a hook on the other end. The designs on this Mirru map country and feature images relating to the crow moiety.