Abstract

[No abstract is given, the work begins as follows] A remarkably ornamented spear has been received from Angeldool, on the Narran River, by Dr. James C. Cox, who has been kind enough to present it to the collection. It is made from a sapling of light coloured hardwood, eleven feet nine inches long and two and a-half inches in its greatest circumference, tapering at both ends to a point. Unlike a very large number of Aboriginal spears, it is in one piece, and not with the head separat.ely formed, and lashed or cemented on. I take it to be a hand-thrown weapon, and not propelled with the assistance of a womerah. The head of the spear, for eight and a half inches from the apex, is blackened, then five alternating white and black bands follow occupying in the aggregate one foot, three of the bands white and two black. … [etc.]

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Etheridge, 1897, Rec. Aust. Mus. 3(1): 6–7
Author
R. Etheridge
Year
1897
Title
A spear with incised ornament from Angeldool, New South Wales
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
3
Issue
1
Start Page
6
End Page
7
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.3.1897.1114
Language
English
Date Published
07 January 1897
Cover Date
07 January 1897
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
09 October 2008
Reference Number
1114
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