Image: E078183 Shield detail

E078183 Shield detail

E078183 shield, wood, St Clair Mission Station, Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia.

This shield is from St Clair Mission in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales, Australia. The shield is carved from a solid piece of wood. It is very small and narrow tapering to a point at either end. A handle has been carved into the back of the shield. This style of shield was restricted to the south-eastern area of Australia. It was collected by Alexander Morrison in the late 19th or early 20th Century and acquired by the Australian Museum in 1981.

Emma Furno
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