- Museum number
Spear made of wood. Single piece with sixteen pairs of deeply cut barbs and painted decoration. The butt is painted white and the remainder of the shaft is red. Some of the barbs are broken.
- Production date
- 1900-1912 (circa)
Length: 115 inches
- Curator's comments
The painted decoration is similar to Oc1939,08.4.
Collected by H P Rogers, ornithologist, before 1914, in Australia.
Melville Island, Northern Territory.
Rogers visited Melville Island August 1911 - September 1912 while collecting for ornithologist G. Mathews.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1972-1982 23 Jun-28 Feb, London, BM, Museum of Mankind, The Aborigines of Australia
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Register reads, for collection Oc1939,08: Collected by H P Rogers, ornithologist, before 1914, in Australia. However inspection of the original correspondence from Mathews reveals that this should be J P Rogers, who was Mathews' ornithological collector in Northern Australia.
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