- Museum number
Spear-head of stone (igneous). Edges are finely worked. and the the tip is broken off. The teeth are larger at the butt which has remains of gum.
- Production date
- 19thC(early) (before 1821)
Length: 15.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Simpson 2021 suggests that P P King may have distributed this object among his private networks in England before it came to the British Museum. It is likely that King sent this object (among a number of boxes) to Rev Roe at Newbury Rectory before it was further distributed. At the time of King's return, there was then no clear destination for objects collected on these naval voyages,even though the Admialty sought such collections.
See Shellam 2019 for a discussion of Bundlle's role in the encounter at Hanover Bay in 1821.
Labels stuck on object:
'A.W.F. Londs: 902'
+3297 (Hanover Bay) A.W.F. 17.7.88
Old paper label: 'Stone spear head of rare type. C.C. Presented by A.W. Franks Esq'
For similar item, see Oc 8767.
Original registration slip:
No history - probably from Hanover Bay. see P.P. King Australia II, p.68 & plate.
Note: the drawing done on the original registration slip shows the butt broken off, indicating it was like that at time of acquisition.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Presented by AW Franks on 17 July 1888, purchased on 11 July 1888 as lot 902 at the Londesborough sale. [From annotation on Slip].
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1888C2.3927 (old CDMS no.)