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Digging stick

AAA3772
World Cultures

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Collection World Cultures, Pacific
Gallery locationNot on display

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Object ID AAA3772
Description An Australian aboriginal digging stick. It has pointed ends, roughened at one end and thicker at 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: 775 x 35 mm
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