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photograph of current display in the Grand Vestibule

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

New South Wales

Didgeridoo 2000

RCIN 94107

Grand Vestibule, Windsor Castle

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Eucalyptus wood has long been used in Aboriginal communities for making shields, dishes and canoes as well as musical instruments. Didgeridoos (natural wooden trumpets or drone pipes) are formed from hollowed branches of the tree. Other parts of the tree – such as the leaves and gum – have played a central role in indigenous Australian medicine.

It was presented to Queen Elizabeth II by The Coolabah Community Group, New South Wales, on her visit to Australia in 2000.