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Posted 3 years ago

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Just found this in my mom's basement...said it was my great grandfathers bought back from Australia in the 1940's when you was stationed there. Its signed on the back John Timbery.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    There is a shield by John Timbery in the Powerhouse Museum here in Sydney.
    He lived in La Perouse a suburb of southern Sydney where many indigenous people live today. He had a stall at the Sydney Easter Show and did demonstrations of boomerang throwing as these documents outline:
    http://dawn.aiatsis.gov.au/docs/v12/s06/11.pdf
    http://dawn.aiatsis.gov.au/docs/v08/s06/22.pdf

    The following article shows a little more about the role he played in 'race relations' at the time: http://dawn.aiatsis.gov.au/docs/v08/s11/16.pdf
    Joe Timbery exhibited his throwing skills from the Eiffel Tower, Paris and before Queen Elizabeth II when she visited Sydney in 1954. John was Joe's brother and was also a fisherman and craftsman.
    http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-signed-timbery-australian-219459413
    A boomerang by Joe Timbery is here and provides even more detail about this family.
    http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=74188&img=1089

    There are six Timbery boomerangs here:
    http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/subject=Emus

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