- Museum number
Arrow made of reed, with wood foreshafts secured by lashing covered with dark gum. The metal points are formed from a flat piece lapped round.
- Production date
Length: 121 centimetres
Width: 1.20 centimetres
Depth: 1.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
From acquisition "Malaita, I" From acquisition "Wairokai".
"Two arrows fired at Eng. Lieut D.J. Carruthers when duck shooting near Wairokai on the south side of Malaita in 1894. Evidently both poisoned."
Collected between 1880 and 1890 by the late admiral Carruthers, then Engineer-Lieutenant on board the survey ship HMS Ringdove.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- 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.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Oc1949,05.7-8 (Previous group record)