Fire stick

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Registration number
492
Item name
Fire stick 
Category
Fire/Lighting
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > Cape York region > Aurukun
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Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1950 
Acquisition method
Foundation Donation from Aurukun Mission 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

2 firesticks bound at one end by reed and a mound of inlaid red berries.
App 1.2m. Dark wood fibre still mostly intact

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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