I have decided to put a lock on the entrance to the cave. The staff and rangers clearly have no interest in it and I am worried that someone else will get it. Ted Wilson seems to have had a lock on it for a year and possibly two without any one noticing, so I should be OK. It is a shame that I can only come on the weekends.
Today I took a few pictures of some of the objects inside. I am contemplating cataloguing them.
I have decided to start tagging some of the artefacts in order to facilitate cataloguing. The whole process is not very systematic, but it is one of discovery.
I have also decided to ask the staff if I can move some of the more interesting artefacts to another location for study. The old Officers’ Barracks/Superintendent’s house would be an excellent location if they will let me use it.
It’s fascinating how many of these wax objects resemble coral.
More tagging again this weekend. I also moved additional artefacts to Building 2, in which space has been graciously made available for my use, and have started setting up some equipment to permit closer inspection. But my primary focus is still the cave.