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Digging stick

World Cultures

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Collection World Cultures, Pacific
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID AAA3771
Description An Australian aboriginal digging stick. It is pointed at both ends with one end thicker than the other. Collected by Sir John Franklin or his wife Jane, while he was governor of Van Diemens Land (Tasmania). Listed in an 1855 inventory of his possessions.
Date made 1837-1843

Place made Australia
Credit On loan to the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, from the Hopton Hall Derbyshire Collection. Kindly lent by the Gell Muniment Trustees
Materials wood, hard
Measurements Overall: 730 x 50 mm
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