SOLD: Australian cooee boomerang brooch with turquoise and pearls, circa 1915


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LAYAWAY This charming gold bar brooch from the early years of the 20th century is typically Australian.

Incorporating three patriotic symbols – the Southern Cross, a boomerang, and the cooee call recognised by all Australians – such pieces appealed to the pride of a new nation.

Often simply made in vast numbers – in nine-carat gold and semiprecious stones – they were affordable to many people in a young and fairly impoverished country, at a time when bar brooches were fashionable worldwide.


• Handmade in nine-carat yellow gold with rose gold lettering
• Southern Cross set with turquoise and pearls
• Approximately 2.4cm (1 inch) tall, 5.3cm (2 inches) wide
• Weight is 2.2 grams
• In good antique condition – there is evidence of lead solder on the back attaching the constellation
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (my antique boxes are not for sale)
• Note: the antique gold chain has sold but I have others in stock – please get in touch if you’d like to information about them

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description.

I’d be very happy to send more information and images.

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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