Bell, bullock; [?]; [?]; CT78.749
Bell, bullockAbout this object
Metal bullock bell
The original catalogue entry, recorded in 1978 states:
"This was strapped around the bullock's neck so that the owner would hear the bell ringing and find the animal, as there were very few fences and the area covered with bush, without the bell it would have been an arduous task".
One face of the bell bears three small indentations, could they be bullet holes?
processed material, metal
processed material, paper
Handwritten on museum label: 'Mr G [initial unclear] Stennings gift / Born Pounawea / Balclutha / These bells used for / bullocks / so they could be found'Measurements
h 153mm x l 125mm x w 88mmSubject and Association Keywords
From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika, The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey".Object Type