Australian Museum Journal Ethnological notes. No. 4

Shortform:
Thorpe, 1932, Rec. Aust. Mus. 18(6): 302–311
Author(s):
Thorpe, W. W.
Year published:
1932
Title:
Ethnological notes. No. 4
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
18
Issue:
6
Start page:
302
End page:
311
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.18.1932.734
Language:
English
Plates:
plates xxvii–xxxii
Date published:
20 April 1932
Cover date:
20 April 1932
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
05 February 2009
Available online:
06 March 2009
Reference number:
734
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (96kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (4018kb PDF)

Abstract

Through the courtesy of Messrs. Roy Mackenzie and Rex Burns, residents of Mangrove Mountain, some twenty miles west of Gosford, New South Wales, the writer was enabled to dig up, or acquire by gift, several rectangular hammers or pounders, invariably of basalt, of a type hitherto undescribed. The writer was already acquainted with this type of implement, there being several examples already in the Museum cabinets, but of which little was known.

The Trustees possess two from Bulga, Singleton district, New South Wales (registered numbers, E.24709 and E.26035), one from a rock shelter on Wyong Creek, New South Wales (E.11247), and another, not otherwise included, from Mangrove Mountain (E.33473). To these may be added some seven specimens from the collection of the late R. H. Mathews (E.25660–66)....

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