Image: Fishing Net E10068B

Fishing Net E10068B

.Fishing net from Banaba, Republic of Kiribati. The net was used to catch flying-fish at night. Two men paddled a canoe while a third held a torch in one hand and the net in the other, he scooped the fish with the net when they approached the light and emptied them into the canoe.

The net was collected by Messrs Frederick Danvers Power and A E Stephens and was donated to the Australian Museum in 1901 by the Pacific Islands Company.

Finton Mahony
© Australian Museum

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