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Rattle. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
 
Summary:
E017300-001 - 31/10/1907, rattle, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
rattle
Label:
A rasp made of bamboo, cut into a knife-like shape with fifteen teeth carved along the edge. It is decorated on each side with a black geometric pattern. The teeth are painted white on one side. A separate stick is rubbed along the teeth to produce sound. It is said to be used to keep rhythm in dances. It is called "lolo" by the Meriam people. Collected by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907 for the Museum.
Place:
Mer (Murray Islands)
Region:
Torres Strait
Province/State:
Queensland
Country:
Australia
Collection Area:
Australia
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
31/10/1907
Registration Number:
E017300-001
Associated Stories:
The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
Australian Museum Expedition to Torres Strait in 1907: Rationale
Images
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Rattle. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Rattle. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
3:
Rattle. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony