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Slingshot. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
 
Summary:
E017239 - 30/10/1907, slingshot, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
slingshot
Label:
A slingshot made from strips of plaited coconut leaf fibre, with a loop at one end and a knot at the other end. The pouch is made from loosely woven fibre (probably learnt from mission teachers) It was said to have been used for hunting, and is known as "muntan" by the Meriam people. It was collected by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907.
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:
E017239
Associated Stories:
The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
Australian Museum Expedition to Torres Strait in 1907: Rationale
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Slingshot. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Slingshot. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Slingshot. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony