The Henry Parkes Museum has enlisted the help of members of the Aboriginal community in Parkes to display a collection of wooden artefacts.
The collection includes spears, boomerangs for hunting and fighting, a didgeridoo and two shields. All the items are from the Parkes area and have been in the museum’s archive according to President of the Parkes & District Historical Society Bruce Hall. Artist Irene Ridgeway and Ethan Hartley painted the mounting board, and Ronda Sharpe and Geoff Anderson helped them with the mounting of the items on the board.
The new exhibit is on display in the Aboriginal section of the museum.