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Glass plate negative of 17 Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, spears against trellis fence with board bearing a wooden tape measure, photographed by Herbert Basedow, between 1911 and 1914

1985.0060.1693

Glass plate negative of 17 Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, spears against trellis fence with board bearing a wooden tape measure, photographed by Herbert Basedow, between 1911 and 1914

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Description

Reproduced by Basedow in 'Notes on the Natives of Bathurst Island, North Australia', "Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute", vol. XLIII, 1913, plate IX/5. Caption reads: 'A collection of spears from Bathurst Island. 1/12 natural size.'

All 17 spears seen in 1985.0060.1693 are in the NHC.

Physical description

A black and white glass plate negative showing 17 spears, all painted except for one, against a trellis fence with board bearing a wooden tape measure.

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