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Firestick sheath

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Physical description

A firestick sheath made from two cane cylinders joined with textile binding, adhesive and pigment, with an additional knob of adhesive embedded with seeds.

Object information



  • Collector

  • Mr Thomas P. Hackney
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  • Mr T P Hackney purchased this object as part of a collection of Aboriginal artefacts from an auctioneer in Gilgandra, New South Wales, in 1918, and it was passed down through his family until it was acquired by the National Museum of Australia in 1983

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