- Registration number
- Item name
- Message stick
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Australia > Australia > Queensland > Cape York region > Palm Island
- Acquisition date
- November 01, 1950
- Acquisition method
- Donated by Palm Island Social and Welfare Association
- H: W: 210 mm L: 396 mm D: Circum:
Stick is cylindrical in shape, a hardwood of a light brown colour, painted a darker brown. Is distinguished by four 'sides' which each have different designs etched into the wood. There are twenty two small holes bored into one side and twenty-four on another. On these sides are also vertical and horizontal line patterns. On another side appears zig zag patterns and diagonal lines on another.
Part of a collection of 23 items made by Palm Islanders and presented to the University in 1950.