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Fish-hook with pearlshell shank and iron hook
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Length: 2.80 inches
- Curator's comments
Fish-hook with a shell shank. The end of the iron barb passes through a hole in the shank. A metal loop for attachment of the line is also passed through a hole in the shank.
Trolling-lure fish-hooks were used to catch bonito from the stern of the canoe. (see: Kascho  'Uki Fishhooks' for Solomon Islands fish-hook types, and Cummings  'Distribution of Compound Fishhook Types' for some provenances)
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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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