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A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-1848. A bradawl obtained from the Inuit at Repulse Bay in 1854 by the Rae Expedition. The Inuit said that they had found the material at a camp to the north west of the mouth of the Back River where a party of Europeans had died of starvation. The item has an eight-sided wooden handle and a steel shaft. It was probably carried to repair boots when the expedition attempted to treck south on foot.
- Image reference: F6643
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London