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Club. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
 
Summary:
E017279 - 30/10/1907, club, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
club
Label:
A mushroom-headed wooden club carved from a single piece of wood - with cylindrical grips and plain shafts, decorated with carved notches or scars. This type of club is said to have been introduced by Melanesian missionaries. They were known as "tut" by the Meriam people. It was collected by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907 for the Museum. (55x7.5cm.)
Keywords:
warfare
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:
E017279
Associated Stories:
The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
Australian Museum Expedition to Torres Strait in 1907: Rationale
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Club. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Club. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony