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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection

 

Dart

Image
Accession no.: N: 58d
Object name: Dart
Title: Dart
Description: A three-pronged metal dart or whale mark used by the 'Discovery' Committee to investigate the 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 metal dart, consisting of a round base and a three-pronged head. There is a hole on the underside to take a dart shaft (see N: 58a). The upper surface of the base is marked 'REWARD PAID FOR RETURN TO DISCOVERY COMMITTEE // COLONIAL OFFICE LONDON // 817' and the underside is marked on '817'.

Dimensions:
  • Length: 66mm, diameter: 44mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: Discovery Expeditions 1925-39 ( - )