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Rattle. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
 
Summary:
E017296 - 30/10/1907, rattle, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
rattle
Label:
A bamboo rattle consisting of a holder and a bundle of eight sticks bound with string and attached through a hole in the centre. The holder is decorated with geometric incised designs, cassowary feathers are inserted at several points and it is ochred red. The rattle is used to make sound for enjoyment only, by winding the string around the sticks and quickly pulling them out against the holder. It is called "lolo" 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:
E017296
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