Australian Museum Journal A spear with incised ornament from Angeldool, New South Wales

Shortform:
Etheridge, 1897, Rec. Aust. Mus. 3(1): 6–7
Author(s):
Etheridge, R.
Year published:
1897
Title:
A spear with incised ornament from Angeldool, New South Wales
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
3
Issue:
1
Start page:
6
End page:
7
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.3.1897.1114
Language:
English
Date published:
07 January 1897
Cover date:
07 January 1897
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
09 October 2008
Reference number:
1114
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (84kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (273kb PDF)

Abstract

[No abstract is given, the work begins as follows] A remarkably ornamented spear has been received from Angeldool, on the Narran River, by Dr. James C. Cox, who has been kind enough to present it to the collection. It is made from a sapling of light coloured hardwood, eleven feet nine inches long and two and a-half inches in its greatest circumference, tapering at both ends to a point. Unlike a very large number of Aboriginal spears, it is in one piece, and not with the head separat.ely formed, and lashed or cemented on. I take it to be a hand-thrown weapon, and not propelled with the assistance of a womerah. The head of the spear, for eight and a half inches from the apex, is blackened, then five alternating white and black bands follow occupying in the aggregate one foot, three of the bands white and two black. … [etc.]

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