Axe

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Registration number
20273
Item name
Axe 
Category
Chopping/Cutting
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Peter Carlton  
Associated cultural group
Gidja 
Place
Australia > Australia > Western Australia > Kimberley region > Turkey Creek
Map
Collector
Miss Margaret West 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1976 
Acquisition method
Museum field work by Miss Margaret West 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Research notes

Haft hollowed out in a thick branch and axe butt wedged into it. The gaps were then filled with spinnifex resin [Peter Carlton, catalogue card].

Collected during the 1975/6 Kimberleys Expedition. Exhibited in conjunction with Dept of Home Affairs and Environment at Knoxville, Tennesee International Energy World Expo, 1982.

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