Cane

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A thin, straight bamboo cane with hooked handle. There used to be some kind of a ferrule at the end of the cane but it is missing.
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This cane was owned by New Plymouth schoolteacher Ernest Hunter Diack. It is thought to have been used for corporal punishment in schools.
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A92.613
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The cane appears to be rattan not bamboo, a quite different material. Rattan is a palm and bamboo a grass. It would be useful to record the dimensions and weight of the artefact. There was a cricketer named Ernest Hunter "Charlie" Diack, perhaps the same man..

- Kevin on 05-02-2017 23:58:51

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