Object Advanced Search : "Maritime Artefacts"

Results 1 to 25 of 181

Page 1 of 8

Click for Details
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.

  • Top
Click for Details
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
Australia
  • Top
Click for Details
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
  • Top
Click for Details
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
  • Top
Click for Details
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
  • Top
Click for Details
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
  • Top
Click for Details
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
  • Top
Click for Details
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
  • Top
Click for Details
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
  • Top
Click for Details
Registration Number MA8690
Name or Title Jar
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
  • Top
Click for Details
Registration Number MA8646
Name or Title Plate (soup plate?)
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
  • Top
Click for Details
Registration Number MA8649
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
  • Top
Click for Details
Registration Number MA8714
Name or Title Dinner plate
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
  • Top
Click for Details
Registration Number MA8716.3
Name or Title Wood fragment
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
  • Top
Click for Details
Registration Number MA93
Classification CH classification MEDICINE Pharmacy mortar & pestle
Name or Title Mortar - Apothecary
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.
Marble mortar, with a narrow base tapering out towards the rim. Four protruding nodules equidistant around the rim; one nodule has a carved groove for pouring. Scratched inner surface of the bowl suggests action by a pestle. No matching pestle. Found with medical items and believed to be used for apothecary.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
  • Top
Click for Details
Registration Number MA35
Name or Title Stoneware 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.
Complete food storage jar. Three decorative lines, one at the shoulder and two mid body. Clear salt-glaze on the lower body, mottled brown glaze on the upper body.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
  • Top
Click for Details
Registration Number MA132
Name or Title Bottle with stopper
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.
Glass bottle with glass stopper found in situ. Square base. Contents have been identified as clove oil; presumed for apothecary usage.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
  • Top
Click for Details
Registration Number MA4856
Name or Title Tea bowl
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 Nankin porcelain tea bowl was found intact. Powder blue glaze outside with a floral overglaze painted decoration in the well, with traces of gilt enrichment. White glaze in the well of the bowl.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
  • Top
Click for Details
Registration Number MA72
Name or Title Brush 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. This ivory brush handle was recoverd in 1983.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
  • Top
Click for Details
Registration Number MA100
Name or Title Buttons
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.
Three bone buttons. 15mm diameter with a single cetral hole.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
  • Top
Click for Details
Registration Number MA42
Name or Title Ball shot
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.
Lead ball shot of varying sizes.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
  • Top
Click for Details
Registration Number MA1564
Name or Title Plate
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. Creamware Royal pattern plate. "C" scratched into the base; unrimmed.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
  • Top
Click for Details
Registration Number MA4215
Name or Title 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
  • Top
Click for Details
Registration Number MA6
Classification CH classification MARITIME TECHNOLOGY Ship Fittings bricks
Name or Title Rudder pintle
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 bronze rudder pintle was recovered from the shallow reef flat where the Pandora first struck. It has high significance as the item's markings were used to aid in the formal identification of the wreckage being that of the Pandora.
Two raised broad arrow marks indicate that the pintle was made for a British naval vessel. Small dots punched into the piece to forming the number "24" refer to the particular class of vessel; the Pandora being a 24-gun frigate. The word "FORBES" in raised lettering denotes the manufacturer; the foundry operated by William Forbes is documented as a supplier of fittings to the Deptford yard where the Pandora was built in 1778.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
  • Top
Click for Details
Registration Number MA4826
Classification CH classification MARITIME TECHNOLOGY Fisheries
Name or Title Fishing net weights
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.
Twenty nine lead fishing net weights.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Queensland
Country Australia
Australia
  • Top
  • Shortlist Functions
  • 0 results in shortlist


About the database

The Queensland Museum collection Online is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added regularly.


Feedback

If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about an object or specimen, please email:
qm.vernon@qm.qld.gov.au

Page 1 of 8