Spear

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Registration number
28736
Item name
Spear 
Category
Fighting
Fishing
Throwing
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > Cape York region > Palm Island
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Collector
Mr Atherton 
Acquisition date
 
Acquisition method
by Miss Atherton 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Originally a three-prong head, but in July 1996 only with two prongs, overall it is 1750mm long. The prongs are affixed to the shaft with tendon, smeared with a reddish resin/ochre. Both remaining prongs have short barbs affixed to the prongs with twine and resin. At the end of the shaft there is red, and then pale yellow ochre decoration.

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