- Registration number
- Item name
- Acquisition date
- October 26, 1967
- Acquisition method
- Bequest from Father Leo Hayes
- Raw material
- plant fibre
- H: 315 mm W: 380 mm L: D: 85 mm Circum:
Woven plant fibre basket with handle; opening edge curves down to a V at each side; flat rectangular base with closed weave; open weave on sides.
In 1967 the University of Queensland received an extensive collection of items from Father Leo Hayes, including manuscripts and books. The bequest of around 100,000 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,].