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Wooden walking stick carved by Aborigines and presented to Reverend Hungerford in 1852

1982.0100.0010

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Wooden walking stick carved by Aborigines and presented to Reverend Hungerford in 1852

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Description

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.

Physical description

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.

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On display at the National Museum of Australia.

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