- Museum number
Arrow comprising a bamboo shaft and a wooden head inserted into its upper end. The junction of the two parts has a binding of fibre (?) coated with gum. Traces of red pigment remain on the wooden head. The upper part of the head has five carved barbs, below which is a band of carved horizontal grooves.
- Production date
Diameter: 1 centimetres
Length: 150.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Description from Extracts from the British and Medieval Register 1757-1878, p.125:
'201. Reed arrow, 5 barbed wooden point. Length 4 feet 11 ½ inches. From Redscar Head.'
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2009 20 Mar-23 Aug, Australian Maritime Museum, Charles Darwin: voyages and ideas that shook the world
Object frozen Sept. 2009
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number