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Wood fish-hook, with separate wooden barb lashed on with plaited vegetable fibre. The snood is made of twisted vegetable fibre cord and is looped.
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Length: 9.20 inches
- Curator's comments
Register addition "Ellice Islands".
Collected between 1880 and 1890 by the late admiral Carruthers, then Engineer-Lieutenant on board the survey ship HMS Ringdove.
Ellice Islands (addition to register - or Gilbert Islands)
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- Register reads for collection Oc1949,05:
Given by Mrs. D. Carruthers, Beaconscott, Vincent Road, Selsey, Sussex.
Collected between 1880 and 1890 by the late admiral Carruthers, then Engineer-Lieutenant on board the survey ship H.M.S. Ringdove.
As HMS Ringdove was stationed in Australia from 1890 to 1901, this object would actually have been collected in the 1890s.
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