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E076960 Club detail

E076960 club, wood / metal northern New South Wales, southern Queensland, Australia.

This wooden club is from the northern New South Wales, southern Queensland area of Australia. The club has been carved from a single piece of wood. It has a straight handle with a pointed base. The diameter of the handle gradually increases towards the top to form the club's head. The head is covered with over 400 nails. The head tapers to a point above the band of nails. Remnants of white pigment can be seen on the surface of the club. The club was collected by Alexander Morrison in the late 19th or early 20th Century. It was acquired by the Australian Museum in 1979.

Emma Furno
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