- Museum number
Sword club, of wood, broad and flat, sharp all round the edge with small tang-shaped handle, bound with fibre string and coated with gum.
- Production date
- 1872 (before)
Length: 154 centimetres
Width: 16.50 centimetres
Depth: 1.60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Mr Davidson says it is used with one hand only, the left grasping the large shield.
While termed a 'club', this object is often referred to as a rainforest sword, used by Aboriginal peoples in the rainforest areas of North Queensland.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1972-1982 23 Jun-28 Feb, London, BM, Museum of Mankind, The Aborigines of Australia
2015-2016 27 Nov-28 Mar, Canberra, National Museum of Australia, Encounters
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1872C1.7697 (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: Oc1872C0224.6