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Drawing; of a collection of stone,glass and iron tools, an axe, and two fishing hooks from Northern Queensland. Circa 1872.
Pigment ink and graphite
- 1872 (circa)
- Height: 38 centimetres
- Width: 55.7 centimetres
Inscription Positionin drawing
Inscription ContentAll from Northern Queensland
Collected by, & in possession of C.B.
Grimaldi Esq of Hesnden, Eastry
cord made of human hair
woven woolden material
This specimen has been prs? to the
Blackmore Museum, Salisbury
Wood handle wrapped round with a piece
of a fishing net bound round with cord &
Triangular sectioned knife of dark grey stone
with round-xhipped back. Remains of
gum on handle.
A similar in the C.C. from near Melbourne.
iront. gum & skin
cord Handle scored on both sides
dark-grey stone, buff crust
thick flat flake of dk-grey
made of telegraph wire.
Inscription Commenthandwritten in pencil & ink
Inscription Positionback of drawing
Inscription ContentOCEANIA 200
Inscription Commentink stamp & handwritten in pencil
This is one of three drawings which depict Aboriginal objects from Queensland, collected by C.B. Grimaldi.
This particular drawing depicts twelve such objects 'collected by and in the possession of' Grimaldi. It also depicts a hafted glass knife, which the caption notes was presented to the Blackmore Museum in Salisbury.
It is possible that Grimaldi presented this drawing to the British Museum at around the time he donated a large collection of Aboriginal objects from northern Queensland to the British Museum in 1872.
- Associated with: Queensland, North
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
- 7 (series number)
- OCEANIA 200 (British Museum reference number)
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Object reference number: EOC110256
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