Axe handle

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
3581
Item name
Axe handle 
Category
Chopping/Cutting
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Western Australia > Kimberley region > Forrest River
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1950 
Acquisition method
Donated by Reverend Keith Coaldrake ? 
Raw material
wood, rag, spinifex resin
Dimensions
H: 247 mm W: 36 mm L: D: 41 mm Circum:

Description

An axe handle made from a narrow piece of wood folded in half and secured with rag; black spinifex resin remnant inside the fold. Registration number 3581 marked with tag.

[Archaeology collection catalogue card] Biface flake trim

Research notes

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

Collected and donated by the Forrest River Mission Superintendent Reverend Keith Coaldrake.

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