Fire-plough and Hearth (lengths 18 ins and 17 ins)

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Fire-plough and Hearth (lengths 18 ins and 17 ins); hearth oval in shape, almost flat, and about half-an-inch thick; possibly a bull-roarer; a rude pattern, in rectangles, painted in black, on the back; has one furrow only on its surface; from North Queensland. (This is a very exceptional form of the fire-plough, which, apart from the evidence afforded by this specimen, is not known to have been used in Australia.)

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Category:
Firemaking
Object Number:
1937-682/123
credit:
Wilkinson Sword Ltd.

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