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Scraper. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
 
Summary:
E017369 - 31/10/1907, scraper, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
scraper
Label:
A boar tusk scraper, ground to make a sharp edge at the narrow end. (Tusk is imported from New Guinea.) It is said to be used for scraping spear shafts and other woodwork. It is known as "gir" by the Meriam people. It was collected by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907.
Keywords:
trade
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:
E017369
Associated Stories:
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The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
Images
1:
Scraper. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
2:
Scraper. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
3:
Two boar tusk scrapers, ground to make a sharp edge at the narrow end. (Tusk is imported from New Guinea.) It is said to be used for scraping spear shafts and other woodwork. It is known as "gir" by the Meriam people. It was collected by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907. (10.5x2.0cms.) 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Photographer Unknown
4:
Backview of boar tusk scrapers, ground to make a sharp edge at the narrow end. (Tusk is imported from New Guinea.) It is said to be used for scraping spear shafts and other woodwork. It is known as "gir" by the Meriam people. It was collected by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907. (10.5x2.0cms.) 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Photographer Unknown