- Museum number
Netted bag made of brown bark fibre cord with string handle.
- Production date
- 19thc(early) (before 1821?)
Height: 45.10 centimetres
Width: 35 centimetres
Depth: 3 centimetres
- Curator's comments
As this object came from collection of Earl Moutnorris, it is likely it was collected by Frederick Bedwell, a midshipman on Phillip Parker King's voyages 1818-1821, who collected material for Mountnorris. See Siimpson 2021.
Christy collection registration slip description, probably written in the 1860s:
'Port Jackson, N.S. Wales
Net bag made of cord of twisted brown bark fibre. L. 15" W at bottom 14" Cord handle.
From the Arley Castle Collection'.
The Arley Castle reference indicates that this object was acquired from the sale of the contents of Arley Castle, Staffordshire, the property of Earl of Mountnorris, Viscount Valentia, which was held by Messrs Farebrother, Clark and Lye, 6th-21st December, 1852.
A tied-on handwritten label reads:
'Net made of Bark by Natives
of Port Jackson New St Wales'.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2015 23 Apr-2 Aug, London, BM, G35, Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation
2015-2016 27 Nov-28 Mar, Canberra, National Museum of Australia, Encounters
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- From Arley Castle collection.
It appears this object was acquired by Henry Christy from the Arley Castle collection sale in December 1852. After Christy's death in 1865 it came into the British Museum's collections as part of the Christy Collection bequest.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc186?C1.4061 (old CDMS no.)