The net is made with vegetable fibre string and the knotted stitching gives it strength. It is recorded as having been used for fishing, but was most likely stretched across a wide area for catching small game.

Physical Description

A long narrow net made of vegetable fibre string using a knotted stitch.


This is a relatively rare example of a net for catching small game or birds. It was amongst a large collection purchased by the museum in 1899 from Frank Gillen, who arrived in central Australia in 1875.

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