- Registration number
- Item name
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Australia > Australia > Queensland > Torres Strait Islands
- Acquisition date
- January 01, 1950
- Acquisition method
- Foundation Donation from Unrecorded
- Raw material
- H: 400 mm W: 43 mm L: D: 34 mm Circum:
Carved palmwood bark cloth beater; cylindrical handle; beater is rectangular with four sides, one surface has grid-like incisions; bears writing in white: MS 35 TAPA CLOTH BEATER TORRES STRAITS; indentations on both handle and beater. Registration number 818 marked with pen and tag.
From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'written on the body' curated by Judy Watson and Diana Young, March - August 2014.
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.