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Registration Number H41187
Classification CH classification MARITIME TECHNOLOGY Diving Diver's helmet
Name or Title Diving Helmet
Production Place Australia
Production Date 1928-1929
History and Use

This ‘home made’ galvanised metal helmet was referred to as the ‘Ned Kelly’ by the scientists who used it on the 1928-29 Great Barrier Reef expedition to Low Isles, off Port Douglas. It was constructed with galvanised iron (probably in Queensland) specifically for the expedition. The angle of the breastplate in relation to the helmet enabled the wearer to view the seabed easily. This helmet allowed the scientists to conduct the first underwater surveys of the reef.

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Registration Number MA110
Name or Title Pocket watch
Production Place London/England
Production Date 1786
Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts. This silver, pair-cased pocket watch was found in association with medical instruments and attributed to HMS Pandora surgeon, George Hamilton. Signed 'J & J Jackson, London' and numbered '9866' with a '1786' hallmark.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
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Registration Number MA148
Name or Title Cannon
Production Place England
Production Date Pre 1790
Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts. This standard, cast iron, George III, 6-pound, carriage gun was retrieved in 1992.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
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Registration Number MA780.1
Classification CH classification MARITIME TECHNOLOGY Ship Fittings fireplace
Name or Title Fireplace
Production Place England
Production Date Pre 1790
Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
This brass bulkhead fireplace salvaged from the stern area is thought to be the personal property of Captain Edwards, and part of the furniture he installed in the Great Cabin prior to the Pandora's final voyage. Associated with the fireplace were: a riveted sheet copper body and flue base; decorative ashpan façade of wrought and cast copper alloys; a firebox of wrought and cast iron.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
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Registration Number MA4809
Name or Title Club
Production Place Tonga
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
Polynesian war club recovered from the HMS Pandora werck site. Casuarina equisitifolia species. 'Paddle club' style (Churchill 1917). Round shaft in cross section. No evidence of use-wear on the handle. No butt lug, however two holes have been made, probably to accommodate a twine wrist cord. Crew of the Pandora collected such ethnographic cultural material during the voyage, to take back to England for further study or for personal collections.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
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Registration Number MA4810
Classification CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander club
Name or Title Club
Production Place Tonga
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
This Polynesian war club recovered from the HMS Pandora werck site. 'Coconut-stalk' style, or apa'apai (Churchill, 1917); a carved representation of the coconut leaf stalk. Diamond-shaped head tending to a rounded handle. The handle shows signs of use-wear. A butt lug has been cut in the centre of the handle. Crew of the Pandora collected such ethnographic cultural material during the voyage, to take back to England for further study or for personal collections.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
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Registration Number MA4821
Name or Title Wooden 'sword' club
Production Place Fiji
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
This Polynesian ceremonial club or staff was recovered from the HMS Pandora werck site. Sword-shaped blade (760mm long); carved handle (245mm long) round in cross section. No butt lug. Vestiges of twine wound around the butt end of the handle. Crew of the Pandora collected such cultural material during the voyage, to take back to England for further study or for personal collections.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
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Registration Number MA4852
Classification CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander club
Name or Title Club
Production Place Tonga
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
Polynesian war club (believed Tongan). Oval in cross-section, the shaft ends in a pronounced flanged handle. Use-wear marks in evidence on the handle. Both faces of the club consist of two angled flat surfaces which converge forming a central ridge. Raised groups of parallel carved bands. Crew of the Pandora collected such ethnographic cultural material during the voyage, to take back to England for further study or for personal collections.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
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Registration Number MA4853
Name or Title Club/staff/ tool
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
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Registration Number MA6219.2
Name or Title Pulley sheave
Production Place England
Production Date Pre 1790
Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts. One of twin pulley sheaves associated with the ship's rigging or lifting systems.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
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Registration Number MA6219.3
Name or Title Pulley sheave
Production Place England
Production Date Pre 1790
Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts. One of twin pulley sheaves associated with the ship's rigging or lifting systems.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
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Registration Number MA8280
Classification CH classification HANDCRAFTS Sewing & Needlework Eqpt thimble
Name or Title Thimble
Production Date Pre 1790
Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts. Thimble found near the crews' quarters.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
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Registration Number MA8257
Name or Title Bowl
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
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Registration Number MA8266
Name or Title Worked metal object
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
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Registration Number MA8265
Name or Title Bowl
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
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Registration Number MA7990.6
Name or Title Wire
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
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Registration Number MA7990.4
Name or Title Wire
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
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Registration Number MA1351
Name or Title Club
Production Place Tonga
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
Polynesian war club (believed Tongan). 'Coconut stalk' style or apa'apai (Churchill, 1917). Tapered cylindrical shank widening out into a diamond-shaped head. Degraded condition; any carved surface decoration that may have been applied is no longer evident due to this degradation. Crew of the Pandora collected such ethnographic cultural material during the voyage, to take back to England for further study or for personal collections.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
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Registration Number MA13
Classification CH classification FOOD TECHNOLOGY Brewing
Name or Title Earthenware jar
Production Date Pre 1790
Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
This leadglazed earthenware jar was likely to have stored spruce essence. The Pandora's log (Adm/MS180) refers to 380 "pots of essence of spruce" received on board on 18 September 1790 while the vessel was off the New Stairs at Chatham, preparing for the South Pacific voyage.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
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Registration Number MA1041
Name or Title Dripstone
Production Date Pre 1790
Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
Dripstone excavated in 1986. Hollowed-out sandstone bowl with a deep square rim and a dome-shaped belly. Used to filter impurities from barrels of drinking water. The porosity of the sandstone allowed water to seep through, thus filtering the sediment.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
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Registration Number MA1171
Name or Title Furniture handle
Production Date Pre 1790
Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
Brass cabinet handle parts. Elaborate 'bale type' handle; one post and relief with threaded screw and decorated head, embossed beaded circular plate.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
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Registration Number MA1664
Name or Title Bottle
Production Date Pre 1790
Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
Intact small glass bottle or vial; square base. Presumed for apothecary use.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
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Registration Number MA1627
Name or Title Pistol
Production Date Pre 1790
Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
Flintlock pistol.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
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Registration Number MA1072
Name or Title Creamware container [flask?]
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
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Registration Number MA4213
Name or Title Wrought iron concretion
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
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