Food container

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Registration number
1236
Item name
Food container 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > Cape York region > Coen
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Collector
Mr Don Miller  
Acquisition date
January 01, 1950 
Acquisition method
Foundation Donation from Mr Don Miller  
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

A wooden coolamon overall 520mm long and 190mm wide in the middle. It is raised at the edges and ends, giving it a scooped / bowl shape. There is a hole in the bottom through which its tag is tied. Its number is prominent, black on white.

Research notes

The Foundation Donation comprises the items from L. P. Winterbotham's personal collection, which were donated to the University of Queensland in 1948 and form the basis of the Anthropology Museum.

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