Historical information

This stone was held by a European family for 200 years and was found on the family farm. It was gifted to Uncle Brien Nelson in Castlemaine. This implement could be many thousands of years old.

This unusually large axe head would not have been carried from place to place and was probably hidden for occasional use crafting large objects.

Physical description

This stone axe head is shaped to a sharpened rounded edge at one end and is broad and blunt at the other end. It is an elongated teardrop shape in cross section. It has a distinctive waist in the middle where the haft was attached using hide and or fibre.

Inscriptions & markings

This axe displays grooves caused by a disk plough.