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Registration Number MA6
Classification CH classification MARITIME TECHNOLOGY Ship Fittings bricks
Name or Title Rudder pintle
Production Place England
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
This bronze rudder pintle was recovered from the shallow reef flat where the Pandora first struck. It has high significance as the item's markings were used to aid in the formal identification of the wreckage being that of the Pandora.
Two raised broad arrow marks indicate that the pintle was made for a British naval vessel. Small dots punched into the piece to forming the number "24" refer to the particular class of vessel; the Pandora being a 24-gun frigate. The word "FORBES" in raised lettering denotes the manufacturer; the foundry operated by William Forbes is documented as a supplier of fittings to the Deptford yard where the Pandora was built in 1778.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
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Registration Number MA13
Classification CH classification FOOD TECHNOLOGY Brewing
Name or Title Earthenware jar
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
This leadglazed earthenware jar was likely to have stored spruce essence. The Pandora's log (Adm/MS180) refers to 380 "pots of essence of spruce" received on board on 18 September 1790 while the vessel was off the New Stairs at Chatham, preparing for the South Pacific voyage.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Country Australia
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Registration Number MA18
Name or Title Pulley block
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
This double pulley block would have been part of the ship's rigging or lifting equipment. Consisting of two sheaves planked with rectangular wooden end plates inset with round-flanged bronze coaks.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Country Australia
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Registration Number MA35
Name or Title Stoneware jar
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
Complete food storage jar. Three decorative lines, one at the shoulder and two mid body. Clear salt-glaze on the lower body, mottled brown glaze on the upper body.

HMS Pandora

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Registration Number MA42
Name or Title Ball shot
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
Lead ball shot of varying sizes.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Country Australia
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Registration Number MA49
Name or Title Bottle with cork
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
Glass bottle with cork stopper found in situ. Short neck with a wide lip. Internal black residue has been identified as an organic compound; presumed for apothecary usage.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
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Registration Number MA93
Classification CH classification MEDICINE Pharmacy mortar & pestle
Name or Title Mortar - Apothecary
Production Place England
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
Marble mortar, with a narrow base tapering out towards the rim. Four protruding nodules equidistant around the rim; one nodule has a carved groove for pouring. Scratched inner surface of the bowl suggests action by a pestle. No matching pestle. Found with medical items and believed to be used for apothecary.

HMS Pandora

State/Province Queensland
Country Australia
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Registration Number MA100
Name or Title Buttons
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
Three bone buttons. 15mm diameter with a single cetral hole.

HMS Pandora

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Registration Number MA102
Name or Title Tourniquet clamp
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
This screw-type 'Petit' tourniquet was found amongst other surgical instruments near the stern of the ship. Attributed to the ship's surgeon, George Hamilton. Consisting of large brass screw between two sets of rectangular brass plates separated by roller pins; strap missing.

HMS Pandora

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Registration Number MA132
Name or Title Bottle with stopper
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
Glass bottle with glass stopper found in situ. Square base. Contents have been identified as clove oil; presumed for apothecary usage.

HMS Pandora

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Registration Number MA148
Name or Title Cannon
Production Place England
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts. This standard, cast iron, George III, 6-pound, carriage gun was retrieved in 1992.

HMS Pandora

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Registration Number MA332
Name or Title Nails
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
Thirteen copper, rose head nails, square chamfered shanks, tapering to round flat tips. Found together in concretion.

HMS Pandora

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Registration Number MA569
Name or Title Telescope
Production Place England
Production Date 18th Century
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts. Telescope, conserved and partly restored.

HMS Pandora

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Registration Number MA780.1
Classification CH classification MARITIME TECHNOLOGY Ship Fittings fireplace
Name or Title Fireplace
Production Place England
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
This brass bulkhead fireplace salvaged from the stern area is thought to be the personal property of Captain Edwards, and part of the furniture he installed in the Great Cabin prior to the Pandora's final voyage. Associated with the fireplace were: a riveted sheet copper body and flue base; decorative ashpan façade of wrought and cast copper alloys; a firebox of wrought and cast iron.

HMS Pandora

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Registration Number MA1041
Name or Title Dripstone
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
Dripstone excavated in 1986. Hollowed-out sandstone bowl with a deep square rim and a dome-shaped belly. Used to filter impurities from barrels of drinking water. The porosity of the sandstone allowed water to seep through, thus filtering the sediment.

HMS Pandora

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Country Australia
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Registration Number MA1171
Name or Title Furniture handle
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
Brass cabinet handle parts. Elaborate 'bale type' handle; one post and relief with threaded screw and decorated head, embossed beaded circular plate.

HMS Pandora

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Registration Number MA1351
Name or Title War club
Production Place Tonga
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
Polynesian war club (believed Tongan). 'Coconut stalk' style or apa'apai (Churchill, 1917). Tapered cylindrical shank widening out into a diamond-shaped head. Degraded condition; any carved surface decoration that may have been applied is no longer evident due to this degradation. Crew of the Pandora collected such ethnographic cultural material during the voyage, to take back to England for further study or for personal collections.

HMS Pandora

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Registration Number MA1394
Name or Title War club
Production Place Tonga
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
Polynesian war club (believed Tongan). Tapered round shank, widening out into a spatula-shaped flattened head. 'Paddle' form (Churchill, 1917). Worn and degraded with some evidence of incised surface decoration, including a banded zigzag design. Crew of the Pandora collected such ethnographic cultural material during the voyage, to take back to England for further study or for personal collections.

HMS Pandora

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Registration Number MA1564
Name or Title Plate
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts. Creamware Royal pattern plate. "C" scratched into the base; unrimmed.

HMS Pandora

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Registration Number MA1664
Name or Title Bottle
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
Intact small glass bottle or vial; square base. Presumed for apothecary use.

HMS Pandora

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Registration Number MA3003
Name or Title Tea saucer
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
Tea saucer, transfer printed in underglaze blue on the face. European feature motif, 'idyllic' rural (young couple) scene, in the well, bordered by a double band of diamond patterning.

HMS Pandora

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Registration Number MA3004
Name or Title Glass bottle
Production Place England
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts. Intact square bodied bottle, rounded corners, short neck, flared rim. Possibly an ink bottle.

HMS Pandora

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Registration Number MA3005
Name or Title Tea saucer
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
Tea saucer, hand-painted in underglaze blue on the face only. Chinoiserie motif; evidence of gilt enrichment. "S" painted onto the base ("Salopian" = Caughley Works).

HMS Pandora

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Registration Number MA3010
Name or Title Cauldron
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
Copper cauldron (or 'kettle' in 18th Century terminology). Two of these were excavated outside the confines of the hull remains, on the starboard side. This could suggest they were being loaded onto Pandora's boats for containment of drinking water when the crew were preparing to abandon ship.

HMS Pandora

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Registration Number MA4556
Name or Title Bowl
Production Date Pre 1790
History and Use

In 1790 HMS Pandora sailed from England in pursuit of the HMS Bounty and its mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked in 1791 on its return voyage while attempting to negotiate the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Queensland Museum archaeological expeditions between 1983 and 1999 recovered many artefacts.
This bowl was found in a nest of 4 with MA4552, 4555 and 4557. Transfer printed ware, chinoiserie motif in blue, with two houses, a walled garden, willow tree and apple tree and a boat in mid river heading towards an island in the distance. The central scene is bordered by a single filigree band.

HMS Pandora

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