A gift exchange is a tradition that has always been an important part of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. 

The tradition shows respect to the receiver as well as to their family and ancestors.

In Sir Doug Nicholls Round, the Brisbane Lions will gift Hawthorn with a killer boomerang created by ex-Lions, Hawks player and proud Kooma/Kunja man, Rhan Hooper. 

Used as a club or weapon for hunting, the boomerang is made from Mulga wood cut on Kooma Country. 

The Mulga wood sits for 6 to 12 months to dry before it is shaped to make the artefact. 

Speaking on the creation of the Killer Boomerang, Hooper said it was challenging.

"It's actually one of the hardest artefacts to make. The curl of the wood is really important and there has to be a natural bend in the tree," he said.

"We don't use big slabs to create it. We go deep into the country and naturally cut the timber and use different layers of the tree for different parts of the boomerang.

For more information on Rhan's work, head here.