Fish hook

Production date
Mid 19th Century
Country
New Zealand
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Object detail

Description
Register description: Fish Hooks: of shell, bone and wood
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES
CH classification MARITIME TECHNOLOGY Fisheries fishing hook
Maker
Production date
Mid 19th Century
Production place
Measurements
80 L x 12 W x 25 H mm
Media/Materials description
Wood, shell, bone, plant fibre
History and use
This trolling lure (Pa kahawai) from New Zealand dates to the mid-19th century. The shimmering surface of the paua shell was intended to help lure the catch.

The fish hook was acquired by Queensland Museum in 1874.
Registration number
E2691.2

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