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spear thrower

spear thrower
Spear thrower. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
 
Summary:
E017241 - 30/10/1907, spear thrower, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
spear thrower
Label:
A hardwood spear-thrower with a peg attached to it with plant fibre and resin. The Melo shell is missing. This spear-thrower - the Cape York Peninsula type - was not used on Mer (Murray) or other islands of the East Torres Strait, but was probably obtained by exchange. It is said to be called a "kobai." It was collected for the Museum by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907. (L: 79cm)
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:
E017241
Associated Stories:
The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
Australian Museum Expedition to Torres Strait in 1907: Rationale
Images
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Spear thrower. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Spear thrower. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Spear thrower. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Spear thrower. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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A hardwood spear-thrower with a peg attached with plant fibre and resin. The Melo shell is missing. This spear-thrower - the Cape York Peninsula type - was not used on Mer (Murray) or other islands of the East Torres Strait, but was probably obtained by exchange. It is said to be called a "kobai. It was collected for the Museum by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907. (L: 79cms.) 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Photographer Unknown