- Registration number
- Item name
- Acquisition date
- October 26, 1967
- Acquisition method
- Bequest from Father Leo Hayes
- Raw material
- Plant fibre
- H: 440 mm W: 200 mm L: D: 10 mm Circum:
Flat, rectangular string bag; handle made from multiple strands of string and bound at the centre, attached through the loops at the edge of the bag. Vertical and horizontal lines of red pigment, possibly ochre, are present on both sides of the bag.
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,].