Bullroarer with Water Holes & Running Water
The Bullroarer is a tool that creates a sound used by members of the Jinibara to communicate over great distances. Traditionally used to send messages/signals of warning or to return home.
Holding from the end of the cord, the Bullroarer is then swung in a circular motion creating a characteristic roaring vibrato sound. Depending on the length of the cord and how fast you swing- the Bullroarer can create a range of sounds. By changing the plane in which the Bullroarer is whirled from horizontal to vertical; the sound produced can be further controlled. Making even the coding of information possible. The low frequency component of the sound travels extremely long distances. Clearly heard from many kilometres on a quiet night.
This Bullroarer is crafted from wattle by Jinibara Elder Uncle Noel. The symbols carved represent Water Holes with Running Water. At a length of 20cm.
Own an authentic, Indigenous artefact created by the Jinibara people.