- Museum number
Hook, fish-hook (?), ornament of turtle-shell, one side engraved, end of shank perforated.
- Production date
- 1870 (before)
Height: 15 centimetres
Width: 8.20 centimetres
Depth: 0.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See Christy Correspondence - queries and notes on this collection.
'Is this label right? No.
"Tortoiseshell fish hooks, Torres St."
The end of the hook is so close to the shank that it would not catch in the fish's throat. I was not aware they had been labelled fish hooks. They came from islands north of Mulgrave Is. My own natives at Cape York did not know their use. The tortoiseshell fish hooks (2) are on one of the fishing lines.'
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Pres by A W Franks Nov 9 1870 (Kennett Coll.).
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1870C1.6938 (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: Oc1870C1109.274