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Mackerel or sardine-hook of pearlshell
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Length: 0.90 inches
- Curator's comments
- Small mackeral-hooks and sardine-hooks of pearlshell were used for inshore fishing
(For types of Solomon Islands fish-hooks, see Kascho (1976) Uki Fishhooks).
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- 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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