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dance wand

dance wand
Dance wand. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
 
Summary:
E017224-001 - 30/10/1907, dance wand, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
dance wand
Label:
A wooden dance wand, carved with the head of an eagle and decorated with geometrical designs. It is coloured with blue, black and red. There are two rows of holes made below the head and in the middle part. It is ?broken in two pieces. It is known as "noo/gub by the Meriam people and used in dances. It was collected for the Museum by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907. (98x8.8cm.)
Place:
Mer (Murray Islands)
Region:
Torres Strait
Province/State:
Queensland
Country:
Australia
Collection Area:
Australia
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
30/10/1907
Registration Number:
E017224-001
Associated Stories:
The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
Australian Museum Expedition to Torres Strait in 1907: Rationale
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Dance wand. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Dance wand. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Dance wand. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Dance wand. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Dance wand. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony