- Museum number
Arrow consisting of a bamboo shaft with a wooden head inserted into the upper end. The two parts are bound with vegetable fibre. The upper part of the head is conical, below which is a series of carved rings. About half way down the head is a band of decorative carving.
- Production date
Length: 149.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Description from Extracts from the British and Medieval Register 1757-1878, p.124:
'188. Reed arrow, conical notched point. Length 4 feet 10 inches. From Redscar Bay.'
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2009 20 Mar-23 Aug, Australian Maritime Museum, Charles Darwin: voyages and ideas that shook the world
- Loss of surface to areas of the wooden head.
Object frozen Sept. 2009
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number