- Museum number
Arrow, knotted reed shaft painted black, lower end mended or bound with fibre and gum. Wooden head elaborately carved, the middle has an image of a human head, also other patterns. Originally painted white and black.
- Production date
- 1870 (before)
Height: 137 centimetres
Width: 1.80 centimetres
Depth: 1.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See Christy Correspondence - Catalogue of N. Australian specimens made by W J Kennett
Arrows ... Darnley Island (said to be brought from New Guinea) When an arrow is recovered with which a man has been killed a lock of his hair is fastened to it & the weapon kept with great care'.
- 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: Oc1870C1.6995 (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: Oc1870C1109.259