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Rattle. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
 
Summary:
E017295 - 30/10/1907, rattle, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
rattle
Label:
A rattle made of five Haliotis shells tied to a thin cord with a knotted grip. It is said to be used in dancing by shaking it to produce sound. It is called "serpa sirip" by the Meriam people. It was collected by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907. (17x8.0cm.)
Keywords:
dance
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:
E017295
Associated Stories:
The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
Australian Museum Expedition to Torres Strait in 1907: Rationale
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Rattle. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Rattle. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Rattle. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Rattle. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony