Modified tree

Photography UQ Anthropology Museum

Registration number
1335
Item name
Modified tree 
Category
Architecture/Environment
Sculpture/Carving
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > New South Wales > Darling River > Warra
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1949 
Acquisition method
Donated by Miss D. O'Neill 
Raw material
wood
Dimensions
H: 1100 mm W: 490 mm L: D: 200 mm Circum:

Description

Part of a tree truck, cut vertically; two irregular shaped holes near the top and at the bottom; old label pinned at the top: HOLES CARVED WITH STONE AXES SECURE 'SUGAR BAGS'.

Research notes

These are all portions of tree trunks showing the opening cuts by the aborigines with axes in their search for food, both sugar bag (honey) and possums [O'Neill source file].

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'written on the body' curated by Judy Watson and Diana Young, March - August 2014.

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