Spear

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Registration number
15312
Item name
Spear 
Category
Fighting
Fishing
Throwing
 
Indigenous name
panku 
Maker
Hughie Temple  
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 Hughie Temple  
Raw material
Barb - stingray spine
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Shaft is made from tyulu hardwood rubbed with beeswax. The head is made from yanita softwood, decorated with red and white clay. It has a barb made from stingray spine. Lower section is painted with grass tree gum and a band of charcoal mixed with grass tree gum.

Research notes

Exhibited in conjunction with Dept of Home Affairs and Environment at Knoxville, Tennesee, International Energy World Expo, 1982.

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