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Pointing stick made of bone, gum.
- Production date
- 19thC-20thC(early) (before 1905)
Height: 6.80 centimetres
Width: 1.50 centimetres
Depth: 0.30 centimetres
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This is one of 75 Aboriginal objects from Killapaninna and Hermannsburg in Central Australia which the British Museum bought from Mrs Sarah Hillier in 1908.
The material was acquired by HJ Hillier, Sarah Hillier’s son, who worked as an English and art teacher at two South Lutheran Mission stations in South Australia, firstly at Killalpaninna (1893-1905) and then at Hermannsburg (1906-1910).
The British Museum also purchased collections of similar material from Hillier in 1910 and 1911.
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