Fire stick

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Registration number
489
Item name
Fire stick 
Category
Fire/Lighting
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > Cape York region > Aurukun
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1950 
Acquisition method
Foundation Donation from Aurukun Mission 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

2 lengths of wood held together with reed and gluey substance (sap?) along the length. Inlaid at one end with a mound of red berries. Dark coloured wood. 1.3m

Research notes

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.

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