An Early and Fine Spearthrower, Western Australia carved and engraved hardwood, spinifex resin, kangaroo sinew length: 74cm
PROVENANCE: Kevin Clive Thompson collection, Victoria Sotheby's, Tribal Art and Aboriginal Paintings, Sydney, 19 November 1995, part of lot 30 Private collection
Kevin Clive Thompson lived in Victoria until World War II where he served in Papua New Guinea during the war. On returning to Australia he worked in the remote gold mines of Western Australia. His family believe that it was during this time that he began avidly collecting Aboriginal artefacts.