- Registration number
- Item name
- Acquisition date
- October 26, 1967
- Acquisition method
- Bequest from Father Leo Hayes
- Raw material
- Plant fibre
- H: 215 mm W: 90 mm L: D: Circum:
Twined plant fibre basket with round base; top section is formed by an open twined weave; one handle attached to the edge of the basket and formed by two strands bound by one strand.
In 1967 the University of Queensland received an extensive collection of items from Father Leo Hayes, including manuscripts and books. The bequest of around 100,00 items also includes ethnographic material, which is held at the Anthropology Museum.
“On 26 October 1967 at 3pm a ceremony took place in the Darnell Art Gallery at the St Lucia campus. Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Sir Fred Schonell, accepted the material on behalf of the University” [One Man's Gift: The Father Leo Hayes Collection, UQ Library website; Fryer Folio Dec 2007, Vol 2 #2,].