Miner's driving poll pick used in Victoria for alluvial gold mining, circa 1860s.
The single-headed poll pick was used undergound for driving tunnels and picking out washdirt whilst the double headed pick was used for shaft sinking.
Pick constructed from a ferrous metal head and long wood handle. The head has a long thin point at one end.
Donation from National Museum of Victoria
Type of item
Exhibition Collection Management
745 mm (Length), 460 mm (Width), 60 mm (Height), 2.3 kg (Weight)
74 cm (Length), 43 cm (Width), 4 cm (Height), 2.4 kg (Weight)
HEAD IS 43 cm ACROSS; HANDLE 69 cm LONG; SQUARE END 3 cm x 2.75 cm; POLL IS 5 cm HIGH.
755 mm (Length), 465 mm (Width), 50 mm (Height)
Measurement From Conservation. Measuring Method: measured laying flat on the table
49 mm (Length), 452 mm (Width), 750 mm (Height)
Measurement From Conservation.