Image: NSW Bark canoe E045964

NSW Bark canoe E045964

This is a bark canoe made in a traditional style from a sheet of bark folded and tied at both ends with plant-fibre string. The bow (the front) is folded tightly to a point; the stern (the rear) has looser folds. The canoe was made in 1938 by Albert Woodlands, an Aboriginal man from the northern coast of New South Wales. It measures 310 cm in length and 45 cm in width. E045964

Stuart Humphreys
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