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Arrow (on left). Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Stuart Humphreys
 
Summary:
E018415 - 3/8/1910, arrow, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
arrow
Label:
A reed arrow with a carved wooden point, attached with string, resin and a leather band. The carved geometric designs on the point are filled with white ochre. The bone tip and barbs are affixed with plant fibre and resin. They are said to be used in warfare and are called "opop" and "le op" by the Meriam people. It is from the old 1910 collection; collected by C.M. Lewis in 1836. (144x2.8 cm.)
Place:
Mer (Murray Islands)
Region:
Torres Strait
Province/State:
Queensland
Country:
Australia
Collection Area:
Australia
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
03/08/1910
Registration Number:
E018415
Associated Stories:
Phillip Parker King (1791-1856)
Foundation of Anthropology Collections
Images
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Arrow (on left). Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Stuart Humphreys
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Arrow (on left). Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Stuart Humphreys
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Arrow. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Four reed arrows with carved wooden points, all attached with string, resin and leather bands. The carved geometric designs on the points are filled with white ochre. The bone tips and barbs are affixed with plant fibre and resin. They are said to be used in warfare and are called "opop" and "le op" by the Meriam people. They are from the old 1910 collection; collected by C.M. Lewis in 1836. (144.5-158 cms.) 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Paul Ovenden
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Arrow. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Arrow. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Arrow. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Arrow. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Arrow. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Arrow. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Arrow. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Arrow. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Arrow. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Arrow. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Arrow. Mer (Murray Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony