An important historical 'Captian Cook' commemorative carved wood and horn baton
by Edward Haynes (1828-1927)
of tapering form, part wood, possibly myall and part horn, the bottom horn section with relief carving depicting the arrival of Captain Cook at Botany Bay, titled 'BOTANY BAY ANNO 1770', above this is an elaborately carved section which depicts native Australian animals including kangaroos, snakes, wild dogs and crocodiles, the next section depicts the death of Captain Cook in the Sandwich Islands in Karacocooa Bay - Owhyhe, titled ' OWHYHEE ANNO 1779', the final section depicts native plants and birds below one empty cartouche and one rope cartouche with an eagle taking a turtle, the entire baton is joined by an interwoven scrolling vine, signed 'E. HAYNES' to the lowest wood section, mounted on a contemporary cedar stand, 50cm long
- Please note it should read 'Captain Cook'