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moulding tool

moulding tool
Moulding tool. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
 
Summary:
E017376 - 31/10/1907, moulding tool, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
moulding tool
Label:
A small stone tool, with a smooth surface, coated with an orange-coloured greasy film. It is used, when heated, to press against turtle-shell to bend it for making fishhooks, masks and other objects. It is called "omaber" 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:
E017376
Associated Stories:
TOOL
The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
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Moulding tool. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Moulding tool. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Moulding tool. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Moulding tool. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Moulding tool. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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A small stone tool, with a smooth surface, coated with an orange-coloured greasy film. It is used, when heated, to press against turtle-shell to bend it for making fishhooks, masks and other objects. It is called "omaber" by the Meriam people. It was collected for the Museum by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907. (7.5x5.0cms.) 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Photographer Unknown
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A small stone tool, with a smooth surface, coated with an orange-coloured greasy film. It is used, when heated, to press against turtle-shell to bend it for making fishhooks, masks and other objects. It is called "omaber" by the Meriam people. It was collected for the Museum by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907. (7.5x5.0cms.) 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Photographer Unknown