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Shell. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
 
Summary:
E017351 - 31/10/1907, shell, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
shell
Label:
An arm ornament made from conus shells. They are said to be worn by men during warfare and were also thought to be valuable as trading objects. They are known as "dibi dibi" and "waiwi" by the Meriam people. It was collected for the Museum by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907. (13x8.5cm)
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:
E017351
Associated Stories:
The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
Images
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Shell. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Shell. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
3:
Shell. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony