- Registration number
- Item name
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Australia > Australia > Queensland > Cape York region > Cardwell
- Acquisition date
- October 26, 1967
- Acquisition method
- Bequest from Father Leo Hayes
- Raw material
- plant fibre, cane (Calamus sp.)
- H: 430 mm W: 380 mm L: D: 150 mm Circum:
Square bicornual twined basket made from split lawyer cane, crescent-shaped base, narrow opening with split cane handle on one side, openly woven. Registration number 11076 marked with tag.
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,].