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Mask. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Stuart Humphreys
 
Summary:
E017339-001 - 31/10/1907, mask, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
mask
Label:
A mask representing a crocodile's head, made from turtle shell with a bamboo framework. Collected 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:
E017339-001
Associated Stories:
The Crocodile Mask from Torres Strait E17339
The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
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Mask. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Stuart Humphreys
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Mask. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Stuart Humphreys
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Mask. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Stuart Humphreys
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Mask. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Stuart Humphreys
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Mask. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Stuart Humphreys
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Mask. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Sideview of a mask representing a crocodile's head, made from turtle-shell with a bamboo framework. It is painted red and blue and the long snout (representing a kingfish 'daborr') is decorated with cassowary feathers, cloth strips and shells hung underneath. It also has a bunch of sago fibre hung from the back. The teeth and ears are made of wood. It was said to be worn by men in 'kap' (dance) ceremonies and is called "tete" or "kar" by the Meriam people. It was collected by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907. (80x27cm.) 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Unknown
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Mask. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Mask. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Mask. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Mask. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Mask. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Mask. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Mask. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Mask. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Mask. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Mask. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Mask. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Mask. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Mask. Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony