A form of magic used among the Ilpirra tribe in connection with which a pointing stick with bits of flint stuck into it is employed. A short stick is sharpened at both ends and then a number of little bits of flint are fixed on to it all round with resin. The object thus made is charmed by being "sung," and is then pointed at the enemy, who either wastes away or becomes blind.`



  • Spencer, Baldwin; Gillen, F. J. (1968). The Native Tribes of Central Australia. New York: Dover, p. 553.