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88 AM 16294/19
Unknown Fighting Spear, Walker River (NT)
Wood & Iron
2350 x 30 x 30mm

This fighting spear was collected by a Police Sargent from an abandoned dwelling in East Arnhem Land, NT.

The headwaters of the Walker River are in the Mitchell Ranges and the river flows in a southerly direction between Mount Ramsay and Mount Fleming and through Fairy Glen then down onto a plain that cuts though Bath Range under Mount Rankine and veering eastward.

The river then passes the Aboriginal communities of Marrkalawa and Andanangki then past the Coast Range and discharges into Blue Mud Bay and the Gulf of Carpentaria and the Arafura Sea. It is river dominated in nature with a tide dominated delta with a single channel and is surrounded by an area of 30.9 hectares covered with mangroves.

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