Dragnet

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Registration number
24499
Item name
Dragnet 
Category
Fishing
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Nora Charlie  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > Cape York region > Edward River
Map
Collector
Mr Roger Hardley 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1981 
Acquisition method
by Mr Roger Hardley 
Raw material
Cabbage tree leaves
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

"This two piece frame has a knotted net of cabbage tree palm fibre. they are made by women. Made in 1980 " [Catalogue card note]

Research notes

Used by women in water.

"Used by two women in water up to one meter deep. Used wit hone woman at each end. Usually they are used vertically and sharply lifted out of the water horizontally when a fish is caught.

Collected by Roger Hardley on a field trip in 1980. a grant from the Aboriginal Arts Board allowed him to pay the craftsmen [women]. He sold the items through the [Museum's] Artifact shop on their behalf" [catalogue card note]

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