- Museum number
Honey gathering hook, consisting of a long narrow stick to which is attached, at an angle with resin and fibre, a shorter piece of wood as the hook.
- Production date
- 1839 (before)
Length: 208.70 centimetres
Width: 2.50 centimetres
Depth: 1.90 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Is a long rod, used for the purpose of gathering yellow flowers from the Banksia[?], it has [a] bow[?] or [a] piece of wood about 6 inches long tied and set on with gum for the purpose of pulling and hooking down the ripe flowers from the tops of trees from which they suck the honey. ' (From a description of the Talbot collection in the 'Acquisitions Ethnographical 1835-1839', AOA Archive).
A listing of this collection, titled 'Implements used by the Natives in the neighbourhood of the Swan River, collected by S Neil Talbot Esq. in 1838 and presented by him to the British Museum' was entered in the 'Acquisitions Ethnographical 1835- 1839' (Dept of Africa, Oceania and the Americas Archives).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1972-1982 23 Jun-28 Feb, London, BM, Museum of Mankind, The Aborigines of Australia
2015 23 Apr-02 Aug, London, BM, G35, Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation
2015-2016 27 Nov-28 Mar, Canberra, National Museum of Australia, Encounters
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number