Cauldron

Production date
Pre 1790
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Copper cauldron (or 'kettle' in 18th Century terminology). Riveted construction with opposed loop handles and a rolled rim; side seams and lower body seams joined by hexagonal rivets.
Measurements
Ht 505 O/dia rim 615 I/Dia rim 495
Media/Materials description
Copper
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.
Copper cauldron (or 'kettle' in 18th Century terminology). Two of these were excavated outside the confines of the hull remains, on the starboard side. This could suggest they were being loaded onto Pandora's boats for containment of drinking water when the crew were preparing to abandon ship.

HMS Pandora
Registration number
MA3010

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