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Fish-hook of turtleshell
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Length: 1 inches
- Curator's comments
Turtle shell fish-hook with a long flexible shank, wrapped round with a plant stem.
Collected between 1880 and 1890 by the late admiral Carruthers, then Engineer-Lieutenant on board the survey ship HMS Ringdove.
Fish-hooks of turtleshell, used with bait, were for general-purpose fishing. (For types of Solomon Islands fish-hooks, see Kascho  Uki Fishhooks)
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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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