Hunters all over the world have used spears. The ‘woomera’, a type of spearthrower, is an Aboriginal invention. A woomera is a simple lever that acts to increase the speed at which a spear is thrown, and thus increase the distance it travels. Made of wood, a woomera acts as an extension of the thrower’s arm. A woomera and spear were the fastest weapons in the world before the invention of the self-loading rifle.
Imax giant screen filmmaker George Casey had a career that spanned four decades, during which he produced nine films, directed eight, and wrote six. The Eruption of Mount St. Helens! (1980) was the first GS film to be nominated for an Academy Award. He also gleaned Oscar nominations for Alaska: Spirit of the Wild (1998) and two earlier specialty films.
Length: 25" x Width: 2 1/4" x Depth: 1/4"