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E078215 - items, spear, Singleton, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia, 16/12/1982 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms, Emma Furno
 
Summary:
E078215 - 16/12/1982, spear, Singleton, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
spear
Label:
This spear and spear head are from the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, Australia. The spear consists of a cylindrical wooden shaft with barbed head inserted into the top and fixed in place using sticky tape. Eight large barbs followed by 6 smaller barbs have been carved into the spear head. An additional unbarbed spear head accompanies the spear. This spear head consists of a single shaft of hard wood that tapers to a point. The remnants of black resin can be seen on the body of the spear head. The spear was collected by Alexander Morrison in the late 19th or early 20th Century. It was acquired by the Australian Museum in 1982.
Place:
Singleton
Region:
Hunter
Province/State:
New South Wales
Country:
Australia
Collection Area:
Australia
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
16/12/1982
Registration Number:
E078215
Associated Stories:
The Morrison Collection
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E078215 - items, spear, Singleton, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia, 16/12/1982 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms, Emma Furno
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E078215 - items, spear, Singleton, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia, 16/12/1982 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms, Emma Furno
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E078215 - items, spear, Singleton, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia, 16/12/1982 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms, Emma Furno
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E078215 - items, spear, Singleton, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia, 16/12/1982 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms, Emma Furno