Slingshot - circa 1984-1987 Object Reg. No: SH 990097

This slingshot, also known as a shanghai or catapult, was hand-made in the mid-1980s.

This object is part of the Australian Children's Folklore Collection. The ACFC is unique in Australia, documenting contemporary children's folklore across Australia and in other countries, reaching back to the 1870s. The Collection has a strong component of research material relating to Victoria.
Slingshot fashioned from a forked tree branch, quite sturdy construction, with a short handle. A piece of narrow black elastic is tied with white string onto each fork. A piece of light brown leather is attached between the rubber to form the sling. The wood is in its natural state; not stained or varnished. Acknowledgement: Australian Children's Folklore Collection, Museum Victoria.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Dr June Factor, 1999
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 14.00 cm (Height), 1.50 cm (Width), 7.20 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: children s folklore, children s play, handmade games toys, toys, weapons, slingshots, games, making history - australian childrens folklore
Themes this item is part of: Australian Children's Folklore Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection
Primary Classification: GAMES & TOYS
Secondary Classification: Weapons & Targets
Tertiary Classification: slingshots

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