ARTIST: Andrew Jack Chinny O Chin 1917-1978
DIMENSIONS: 46cm (18ins)
MATERIAL: Local wood Crows Ash
CONDITION: Fine very well preserved presentation
AGE: Circa Pre - WW11 Depression Era
ETHNOGRAPHY: Traditional SE Queensland Wuka Wuka returning boomerang carved at Cherbourg Aboriginal Mission Reserve in the 1930s to pay homage to two of the greatest Queensland & Australian athletes of their time - Frank "KING" Fisher & Edward Eddie Gilbert (1905-1978). Fisher served in the Middle East during the War & pre War played Rugby League for Australia 1932-36 including a Great Britain Test. Frank King Fisher, the grandfather of athletics great Catherine Freeman, was regarded as the Aboriginal version of Wally Lewis. He was selected for the all Aboriginal side of the century after representing Wide Bay against touring Great Britain sides in the 1930s. Fisher was denied the opportunity to tour with the Kangaroos when he was refused a passport to pursue his career overseas. Eddie Gilbert played first class cricket 1931-1936 & started his career by bowling the legendary Sir Don Bradman for a duck.
PROVENANCE: Local Murgon Queensland Family collection. Artifact has never been displayed, published or shown publicly. Gifted to the owner's father thence by descent. An extremely rare significant & important & beautiful historic example of post contact neo traditional SE Queensland Aboriginal art.