What Is It?:

It could well be tricky to find out what the point of this one is.

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - NEWS -

This week’s What Is It? item was sourced from Wil­low Court An­tique Cen­tre is more than 150 years old.

The item is about 1m long and the tri­an­gu­lar end nar­rows to a sharp edge.

It looks like an old fire poker or an elon­gated paint scraper, but this metal rod was used for some­thing con­sid­ered much more con­tro­ver­sial and taboo in con­tem­po­rary so­ci­ety. It is highly un­likely that this tool was used for its in­tended pur­pose in Tas­ma­nia past 1900. The prac­tice for which it was used was ac­tu­ally made il­le­gal in Aus­tralian law late in the 20th cen­tury.

Let us know what you think this week’s item might be by send­ing your an­swer to tassieliv­ing@news.com.au The quick­est to an­swer cor­rectly will have their names printed be­low next week’s What Is It?

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