- Museum number
Spear of wood, barb missing.
- Production date
- 19thC (before 1821?)
Length: 274 centimetres
Width: 1.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
As this object came from the collection of Earl Moutnorris of Arley Castle, it is likely it was collected by Frederick Bedwell, a midshipman on Phillip Parker King's voyages 1818-1821, who collected material for Mountnorris. After returning to England, Bedwell returned to live at Paterson, New South Wales.
Original registration slip notes this is from Arley Castle.
Objects from Arley Castle were from the collections of George Annesley, Earl Mountnorris, who died in 1844. Frederick Bedwell, who worked on voyages of Captain P P King 1818-1821, was a collector for Mountnorris. See Simpson 2021.
Wood species identifed by museum scientist C. Cartwright July 2016.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
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?C1.958 (old CDMS no.)