Spear

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Registration number
15307
Item name
Spear 
Category
Fighting
Hunting
Throwing
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Johnson Butcher  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > Cape York region > Lockhart River
Map
Collector
Mr Athol Chase 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1973 
Acquisition method
by Mr Johnson Butcher 
Raw material
Barb - kangaroo bone
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Shaft is made from yanita softwood, decorated with red and white clay. Lower section is painted with grass tree gum and a band of charcoal mixed with grass tree gum. Kangaroo bone barb is fixed into a longitudinal groove cut with a tooth scraper.

Research notes

For hunting or fighting.

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