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reaphook

(ˈriːpˌhʊk)
n
(Tools) archaic a sickle
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The best known examples are the quarries at Helen Springs (Kurutiti) in the Northern Territory (Mulvaney and Gunn 1995) and others in South Australia, including Anna Creek (Palthirri-pirdi), west of Lake Eyre South (Hercus 2005); Tooths Nob (Wadla wadlyu), north of Reaphook Hill in the Flinders Ranges (McBryde 1997); Charlie Swamp (Biljamana/ Pidleeomina), south of Finniss Springs Station (McBryde 1982); and the quarry complexes north and south of Cooper Creek at Innamincka (including Wild Dog Hill and McLeod's Hill) (Hiscock and Mitchell 1993; McBryde 1987, 1997).
Narcoonowie lies between two major complexes of grindstone quarries: those at Innamincka in Yandruwantha country and those north of Reaphook Hill in the Flinders Ranges in Adnyamathanha country (Figure 6).
For instance, Dieri people on Cooper Creek acquired millstones from the quarries near Reaphook Hill on the return journey from the Pukardu ochre mine in the Flinders Ranges.
The goods acquired from the great quarries at Innamincka, Reaphook Hill and Anna Creek held more than utilitarian values.
However, Davies Gilbert's Ancient English Carols was raided for "The Servingman and the Husbandman, and 'The Reaphook and the Sickle' was borrowed from Sumner's The Besom Maker.
Locality: Reaphook Hill, South Australia, Australia.