Fish hook

Production date
Unknown
Country
Solomon Islands
State/Province
Malaita
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Description
Fish hook for bonito fish with pearlshell shank, turtleshell hook, red, white and blue glass trade bead and shell disc lure.
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Measurements
H685 x W145 mm
Media/Materials description
Turtle shell, mother of pearl shell, glass
History and use
This fish hook from Malaita in the Solomon Islands was collected by W. H. Lawrence, who worked on labour trade vessels in the region from 1883 to circa 1900. These vessels brought Pacific Islanders, predominantly from Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands, to Australia as a cheap form of labour for the Australian sugar industry.

This fish hook is part of the Australian South Sea Islander Kastom Collection.
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Registration number
E9224

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