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Registration number
774
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: 30 mm L: 1160 mm D: Circum:

Description

10 02 2011 - Long carved wooden handle with plaited plant fibre and hair binding at lower end. This binding has 3 elements – thick plaited binding followed by 2 layers of hair, followed by more plaited fibres. The lower end of the handle is carved to a point, then extends to a notch above which is a section of plaited plant fibre binding. There is a carved, notched stone club head which has a hole in the centre. There is another section of plaited plant fibre binding at the top.

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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