Green’s Dictionary of Slang

bone v.4

[SAusE point a bone, an Aborigine practice]

(Aus.) to jinx, to bring bad luck to.

[Aus]K.S. Prichard Coonardoo 216: Warieda had been ‘boned’ and was dying.
[Aus]A. Russell Tramp-Royal 79: They decoyed him into the bush and one of their number ‘boned’ him; that is, pointed the magic bone at him. Eight weeks later he was dead.
[Aus]A. Weller Day of the Dog 108: The splendid powers that enabled his ancestors to converse with people thousands of miles away, or to bone someone, or to sing someone to death or a woman to love.