This is a dugong rope with a float attached. It would be secured to the pin on a harpoon that would detach when a dugong is hit. The float and string would then show where the dugong heads before being caught by the hunters.

Physical Description

A length of rope made of Brachychiton paradoxum with a metal pin attached at one end. A light wooden float is also attached.

Local Name

raki balwakmirri

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