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Spear

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A spear with a cylindrical wooden shaft, and a blunted proximal end.The head of the spear is hafted onto the shaft with string and resin. There is a single row of barbs, carved out of solid, and pointing shaftwards. A length of plant material is wound around the shaft below the head. The spear is pigmented, and its head has a series of cross-hatched geometric shapes and lines. The shaft has series of lines, bands of dots and a geometric design. There are two cream labels with scalloped edges and green stripes. One reads "No / 76". The other reads "[...?] Bathurst". The shaft is held in one place by two metal screws and a nail.

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