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dance wand

dance wand
Dance wand. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
 
Summary:
E017222 - 30/10/1907, dance wand, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
dance wand
Label:
A wooden dance wand with a carved shaft and head. It is painted orange and blue and has small holes around the top and handle, probably for the insertion of feathers. It is said to be used in dances and is known as "noo/gub" by the Meriam people. It was collected for the Museum by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907. (61x4.0cm.)
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:
E017222
Associated Stories:
The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
Australian Museum Expedition to Torres Strait in 1907: Rationale
Images
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Dance wand. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Dance wand. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Dance wand. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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A wooden dancing wand carved with geometric designs and coloured orange and blue. It has a plain handle. It is known as "noo/gub" by the Meriam people and said to be used during dances. It was collected by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch on Mer (Murray Island) in 1907. (61x4.0cms.) 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Paul Ovenden