- Registration number
- Item name
- Food container
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Australia > Australia > Queensland > Cape York region > Aurukun
- Acquisition date
- January 01, 1950
- Acquisition method
- Foundation Donation from Aurukun Mission
- Raw material
- H: 220 mm W: 614 mm L: D: 340 mm Circum:
Bark container with curved base; each end is gathered consertina-like and secured by a stick pierced though the folded bark. Inscription on the inside surface in white: IKKA Bark Water Carrier and food container C2 AURUKUN. N.Q. Registration number 327 marked with pen and tag.
Water carrier & food container.
From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'written on the body' curated by Judy Watson and Diana Young, March - August 2014.
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.