Image: Fish trap E015011

Fish trap E015011

Fish trap made from plant fibre. The trap was laid lengthwise in shallow area of a creek, fixed in position by rocks, with the opening of the net facing upstream. Hunters beat the water further upstream and drive fish into the basket trap. It was acquired by the museum from Dr Walter Edmund Roth in 1905, and is from Atherton, Cape York, Queensland.

Finton Mahoney
© Australian Museum

Last Updated: