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A headdress made of cassowary feathers, attached to a band made of four rows of string. It is said to be worn by men during war dances. It is called "esam" and "samera" by the Meriam people. It was collected for the Museum by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907. (24x15cm.) 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Unknown
 
Summary:
E017315 - 31/10/1907, headdress, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
headdress
Label:
A headdress made of cassowary feathers, attached to a fibre band made of four rows of string. It is said to be worn by men during war dances. It is called "esam" and "samera" by the Meriam people. It was collected from Mer (Murray Island) by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907. (24x15cm)
Keywords:
dance
warfare
male
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:
E017315
Associated Stories:
The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
Australian Museum Expedition to Torres Strait in 1907: Rationale
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A headdress made of cassowary feathers, attached to a band made of four rows of string. It is said to be worn by men during war dances. It is called "esam" and "samera" by the Meriam people. It was collected for the Museum by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907. (24x15cm.) 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Unknown
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Headdress. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Headdress. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Headdress. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Headdress. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Headdress. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony