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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Dart

Image
Accession no.: N: 58a
Object name: Dart
Title: Dart
Description: The wooden shaft of a dart or whale mark used by 'Discovery' Committee to investigate migration of whales in Southern Ocean.
Classified name:
SPRI theme hunting and fishing
Current place name Southern Ocean
UDC 636.081.2 & 599.5
Geographic UDC (*80)
Getty AAT
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A length of dowel with a narrowed tip at one end (to fit into a dart, see N: 58b) and a metal nail in the other. There are four vegetable fibre rings along its length.

Dimensions:
  • Length: 526mm, diameter: 18mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: Discovery Expeditions 1925-39 ( - )