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Spear

Object information

Physical description

A cylindrical wooden spear in a single piece. The spear has a double row barbs pointing shaftwards, parallel to the head. There is a rounded point at the proximal end.

Object information

When

Who

  • 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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