Australian Museum Journal An Aboriginal knife

Shortform:
Etheridge, 1902, Rec. Aust. Mus. 4(5): 207–208
Author(s):
Etheridge, R.
Year published:
1902
Title:
An Aboriginal knife
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
4
Issue:
5
Start page:
207
End page:
208
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.4.1902.1097
Language:
English
Plates:
plate xxxvi
Date published:
06 January 1902
Cover date:
06 January 1902
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
ANTHROPOLOGY; CULTURE: INDIGENOUS
Digitized:
07 November 2008
Available online:
19 December 2008
Reference number:
1097
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (90kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (363kb PDF)

Abstract

The subject of Plate xxxvi. has been figured as a "Shark's tooth flaying knife." Edge-Partington gives an illustration of one, with this explanation, but without locality. His figure represents a wooden implement fourteen and a quarter inches long, oval in section, bearing five shark's teeth, set in gum-cement, along one edge at the distal end. The proximal end is wrapped with cord, doubtless, also, gum-cement fastened.