This colourful hardwood hunting boomerang is painted by local artist John Rotumah and made by local craftsman Michael Walker.
Both John and Michael have been apart of our Planet Corroboree family from our beginning days back in 2002.
From the young age of 18 John had a talent for painting. Drawing inspiration from his mother and his own children, John has painted for over 20 years now with 15 of them as a professional artist whose art of various mediums has travelled far across the globe. His kangaroo sunsets have become a very distinct characteristic of his style of art. John's mothers family come from the Bundjalung people around where he grew up in Fingal, beside the ocean in Northeast NSW. He carries his father's fathers people who came from Rotuma Island within Fiji.
Michael is a Bundjalung man who ran a boomerang factory for many years from Kyogle. These days he lives in Darwin but travels back to country once a year and stops in with boomerangs for us. We get local artists like John to paint them.
These boomerangs are all lacquered twice with a satin vanish to protect and preserve the wood and artwork.