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photograph of current display in the Grand Vestibule

A display highlighting the interaction between the monarchy and the wider world

Yumogara (active 1954)

Boomerang 1950-54

RCIN 74011

Grand Vestibule, Windsor Castle

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Niyikina Elder Larry Kunamarra gave The Queen this boomerang when she presented him with a Coronation Medal for his 20 years’ service as a tracker for the Western Australian police force. Kunumarra had formerly worked with Bunuba resistance fighters who opposed European colonisation of Australia. The boomerang was made by fellow Kimberly man Yumogara.

The Derby community raised funds to send Kunamarra to Perth for the presentation in 1954. His granddaughter, Glenys Benning, later recalled,

I remember – when he came back he never stopped talking about The Queen… "A very nice woman." He was very proud to go down there.