Image: Fishing Spear, E.31764

Fishing Spear, E.31764

E.31764, Close up of points on a four-pronged Indigenous fishing spear. Bone points are bound to each prong with plant fibre and secured with resin. On the lowest prong, both of the exposed ends of the bone point - the tip and the barb - can be seen. The prongs are 56 cm long and the shaft is 200 cm long. The spear was purchased by the Australian Museum in 1884.


 

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