Image: Whale Bone Rod E10034A

Whale Bone Rod E10034A

Rod made of whale bone. It may have been used as a back scratcher or as a thatching tool. The rod was collected on Banaba, Republic of Kiribati by Messrs Frederick Danvers Power and A E Stephens and donated to the Australian Museum by the Pacific Islands Company in 1901.

Finton Mahony
© Australian Museum

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