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This walking stick was made by Aborigines for RRU Septimus Hungerford (1825-1927). Hungerford was born in Ireland and arrived in Sydney with his family in 1828. As a boy he lived at Maitland NSW and received private schooling at Musswellbrook NSW. He was articled to a Sydney solicitor but later became ordained as a Church of England minister, in 1854. He was minister at Armidale NSW 1854-1875, relieving clergyman 1875-1879 and rector at St Thomas' Enfield NSW until 1895 when he retired to Cremorne NSW.
Features a round knob proximal with the flange tapering to a cylindrical shaft and a pointed distal end. A carving of a snake is attached to the shaft.
On display at the National Museum of Australia.
L 100mm x W 45mm x H 45mm
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Date the walking stick was carved and presented to Reverend Hungerford
This walking stick was carved and presented to Reverend Hungerford in the Northern New England District in 1852
Mr Perrott established a private museum at Dangarsleigh near Armidale in New South Wales at collected artefacts from about 1850 to 1900
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