painting. A human being with a large head-dress, holding boomerangs.
Mimi style. Mt. Brockman area, near Djerlandjat Rock.
experts to throw at U.Va. April 21
happy returns takes on new meaning if youre talking
about boomerangs. Two men who are experts on the art and sport
of this Aboriginal object will give a lecture and demonstration
at U.Va. April 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at Carrs Hill Field.
event is free and open to the public. In case of rain, it will
be held indoors at Albemarle High School in the gymnasium.
Ruhe, honorary consultant in boomerang for the Smithsonian National
Air and Space Museum, and Larry Ruhf, who set a Guinness Book
world record in boomerang throwing, will also give lessons after
their presentation. Ruhe, the author of Many Happy Returns:
The Art and Sport of Boomerang and Boomerang: How to Throw, Catch
and Make It, is the brother of Edward L. Ruhe who collected
a large portion of the Aboriginal
art in the Universitys collection, which was donated
by John W. Kluge. Ruhf most recently served as coach of the American
boomerang team at the 2000 Boomerang World Cup in Melbourne, Australia.