Site navigation

hoe

hoe
Hoe. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
 
Summary:
E017281 - 30/10/1907, hoe, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
hoe
Label:
A model of a hoe, made from softwood. The handle has round knobs and the end is carved into a crocodile's head. There is a shell inserted into a hole in one hoe and cemented into place with resin. These tools are said to be used for hoeing gardens and hollowing out canoes. This model may have been made as a dance accessory. They are called "ponigob" by the Meriam people. It was collected by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907 for the Museum. (35-x8.5cm)
Keywords:
model
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:
E017281
Associated Stories:
TOOL
The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
Australian Museum Expedition to Torres Strait in 1907: Rationale
Images
1:
Hoe. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
2:
Hoe. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
3:
Hoe. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony