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Registration number
770
Item name
Club 
Category
Fighting
Hunting
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > Torres Strait Islands > Erub Island
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
May 12, 1949 
Acquisition method
Foundation Donation from G. F. Cook 
Dimensions
H: W: 25 mm L: 480 mm D: Circum:

Description

10 02 2011 - Carved wooden handle with plaited plant fibre binding around lower end and forming a cap above the club head. Club head is smooth carved stone in disc-shape with a hole through the centre. There is some red cotton on the underside of the club head around the wooden shaft. There is a metal nail protruding from the top end. There are a few notch marks around the top of the lower binding at the top of the shaft. There is an inscription on the stone club head that reads “Head Hunting […] Darnley Is”.

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.

Locality originally recorded as Darnley Island

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