Message stick

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
4794
Item name
Message stick 
Category
Sculpture/Carving
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > Cape York region > Palm Island
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
November 01, 1950 
Acquisition method
Donated by Palm Island Social and Welfare Association 
Dimensions
H: W: 210 mm L: 396 mm D: Circum:

Description

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.

Research notes

Part of a collection of 23 items made by Palm Islanders and presented to the University in 1950.

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