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Shell container. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
 
Summary:
E017378 - 31/10/1907, container, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
container
Label:
A large water container made from Melo amphora shell, with the enclosed part removed and the edges trimmed. It is said to be used for storing water and cooking. It is called "ezer" by the Meriam people. It was collected by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907 for the Museum. (30.05x21cm)
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:
E017378
Associated Stories:
The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
Images
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Shell container. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Shell container. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony