Dripstone

Production date
Pre 1790
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Water filter. Hollowed out sandstone bowl with a deep square rim and a dome-shaped belly. .
Measurements
Ht 385, Rim 397 x 390, Rim depth 113, Basin dia 290
Media/Materials description
Stone
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
Registration number
MA1041

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