Message stick

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Registration number
4759
Item name
Message stick 
Category
Sculpture/Carving
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Northern Territory > Roper - McArthur region > Roper River
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1950 
Acquisition method
by Mr R. A. Ward 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Long, rectangular object. Colour is light brown with three dark bands going around the stick - 1 at either end and one in the middle of the object. The stick has 3 holes drilled (one at either end and one in the middle). Stick is also covered with round burns that look like they were made with a heat tool - the burns are about 3 ml deep and 5 ml in diameter. There is one length of twine attached to either end, tied on through holes. The twine is about 45cm in length.

Length 16cm (not including twine)
Width - 3.5cm
Length - 16cm, width - 2.5cm.

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