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Fish hook. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
 
Summary:
E017357 - 31/10/1907, fish hook, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
fish hook
Label:
A bent-pin type of fish hooks made from turtle shell. Som of these fish hooks have a short coconut cord attached. The shell is heated and then bent into shape and sharpened by grinding. They are used for fishing. They are called "kesorr-kek" or "melek" by the Meriam people. It was collected for the Museum 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:
31/10/1907
Registration Number:
E017357
Associated Stories:
The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
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Fish hook. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Fish hook. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Fish hook. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Fish hook. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Fish hook. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Fish hook. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Fish hook. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Four turtle-shell fish hooks. Two of which have a woven coconut fibre cord attached to it. It is mades by heating and bending the shell and then sharpening it by grinding. It is known as "kesorr-kek/metek" by the local people. It was collected in Murray Islands, Torres Straits by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907. (3.3x5.0cms.) 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Paul Ovenden