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Flute. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
 
Summary:
E017308 - 31/10/1907, flute, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
flute
Label:
A small, undecorated bamboo flute, with three evenly-spaced holes cut along the shaft, two round notches cut into the mouth end and a moveable tongue cut near the other blocked end. It is said to be played for enjoyment. It is called "burall" or "burar" by the Meriam people. It was collected by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907. (19x1.2cm.)
Place:
Mer (Murray Islands)
Region:
Torres Strait
Province/State:
Queensland
Country:
Australia
Collection Area:
Australia
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
31/10/1907
Registration Number:
E017308
Associated Stories:
The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
Australian Museum Expedition to Torres Strait in 1907: Rationale
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Flute. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Flute. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Flute. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony