Boomerangs like this are used for ceremony. The boomerangs are tapped together to make a sound, like a drumbeat. They are often used during singing, dancing and ceremony.

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Woodlands Cultural Community and Visitor Centre

Welcome to Ngadju Country

For many travellers Norseman is just a fuel stop, before continuing North, South or East. However, the Woodlands Cultural, Community and Visitor Centre encourages visitors to consider learning about...


78 Prinsep Street
Norseman WA 6443

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