- Museum number
Axe (kodj), made of stone, resin and wood. Stone head bound into the wooden handle with gum to form a hatchet. End of handle is pointed.
- Production date
- 19thC (before 1835)
Height: 38.80 centimetres
Width: 10.50 centimetres
Depth: 4.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Original registration slip:
King George's Sound, Western Australia. Tomahawk or hatchet. "Koit" consisting of two rough fragments of stone, one green, the other drab with sharpish semicircular edges fixed with gum to one end of a short slender stick, the other end of which is pointed.
In another hand: 'Haslar. A. Collie. Surg. R. N.
See King's Voyages, Australia, Vol. 11, p. 139. "Kasit" K. Georges Sd'
Wood species identifed by museum scientist C. Cartwright July 2016.
- 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
2016-2017 Nov-Apr, Albany, Western Australian Museum, Aboriginal objects from the Albany region of Western Australia
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc186?C1.4768 (old CDMS no.)