- Registration number
- Item name
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Australia > Australia > Western Australia > Kimberley region > Forrest River
- Acquisition date
- January 01, 1950
- Acquisition method
- Foundation Donation from Forrest River Mission
- H: W: L: D: Circum:
A small “toy” shield, broad in the centre and narrowing to sharp points. The face and the back of the shield are painted with the same pattern – black diamond areas bordered with closely placed white dots, on a red field. There are holes in the centre of the shield. The handle area is roughly chiseled with writing: “Forest River”.
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.