- Museum number
Fishing-line made of twisted brown bark fibre.
- Production date
- early 19thC (before 1844)
Height: 17.90 centimetres
Width: 5 centimetres
Depth: 2.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
An old paper label associated with this object, probably from Arley Castle, reads 'Fishing line. Port Jackson. New South Wales.'
Original registration label:
Port Jackson. New South Wales
Fishing line made of twisted brown bark fibre. L. about 32 ft 1/12" thick.
From the Arley Castle Collection.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2015-2016 27 Nov-28 Mar, Canberra, National Museum of Australia, Encounters
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- From the 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?C1.4062 (old CDMS no.)