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Australian Museum Expedition to Torres Strait in 1907: Rationale

Australian Museum Expedition to Torres Strait in 1907: Rationale
A photograph of Mer (Murray Island) from Dauar, taken by A.R. McCulloch in 1907. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM - Alan R. McCulloch
 
Charles Hedley and Allan R. McCulloch from the Australian Museum collected biological specimens and artefacts on Murray Island for a period of five weeks, from 29 August to 4 October 1907. Hedley explains in his report to the Curator: "Murray Island was chosen as a field of operations because its far northern latitude, volcanic structure, proximity to the Barrier [Reef] and backward condition of the population promised interesting results" (Hedley and McCulloch 1907: 4). McCulloch adds in his diary that the aim of this trip was to collect materials "of which we had no representatives in the Australian Museum" (McCulloch 1907). He also asserts that "it was general understanding that we should visit Murray Island, a locality rendered famous by Professor Haddon who had led an expedition there and collected much material for the British Museum" (McCulloch 1907).
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Australian Museum

E017222 - 30/10/1907, dance wand, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017223 - 30/10/1907, dance wand, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017224-001 - 30/10/1907, dance wand, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017224-002 - 30/10/1907, dance wand, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017225 - 30/10/1907, dance wand, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017226 - 30/10/1907, dance wand, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017227 - 30/10/1907, dance wand, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017228 - 30/10/1907, dance wand, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017229 - 30/10/1907, dance wand, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017232 - 30/10/1907, club, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017233 - 30/10/1907, paddle, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017234 - 30/10/1907, spear, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
E017235 - 30/10/1907, dart, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017236 - 30/10/1907, spear, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017237 - 30/10/1907, spear, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017238 - 30/10/1907, slingshot, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017239 - 30/10/1907, slingshot, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017240-001 - 30/10/1907, pipe, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017240-002 - 30/10/1907, cigar holder, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017241 - 30/10/1907, spear thrower, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017242 - 30/10/1907, drum, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017243 - 30/10/1907, bow, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017244 - 30/10/1907, bow, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
E017245 - 30/10/1907, bow, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017246 - 30/10/1907, arrow, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017247 - 30/10/1907, arrow, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017248 - 30/10/1907, arrow, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017249 - 30/10/1907, arrow, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017250 - 30/10/1907, arrow, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017251 - 30/10/1907, arrow, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017252 - 30/10/1907, arrow, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017253 - 30/10/1907, spear, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017254 - 30/10/1907, skirt, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017255 - 30/10/1907, skirt, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017256 - 30/10/1907, skirt, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017257 - 30/10/1907, baby bottle, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017258 - 30/10/1907, water carrier, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017259 - 30/10/1907, water carrier, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017262 - 30/10/1907, figure, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017263 - 30/10/1907, headdress, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017264 - 30/10/1907, headdress, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017265 - 30/10/1907, headdress, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017266 - 30/10/1907, headdress, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017267 - 30/10/1907, headdress, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017268 - 30/10/1907, headdress, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017269 - 30/10/1907, top, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017270 - 30/10/1907, top, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017271 - 30/10/1907, top, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017272 - 30/10/1907, basket, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017273 - 30/10/1907, basket, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017274 - 30/10/1907, breast ornament, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017275 - 30/10/1907, breast ornament, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017276 - 30/10/1907, breast ornament, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017277 - 30/10/1907, breast ornament, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017278 - 30/10/1907, club, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017279 - 30/10/1907, club, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017280 - 30/10/1907, broom, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017281 - 30/10/1907, hoe, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017282 - 30/10/1907, hoe, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017283 - 30/10/1907, hoe, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017284 - 30/10/1907, pubic cover, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017285 - 30/10/1907, pubic cover, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017286 - 30/10/1907, pubic cover, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017287 - 30/10/1907, comb, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017288 - 30/10/1907, comb, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017289 - 30/10/1907, trap, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017290 - 30/10/1907, fish beater, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017291 - 30/10/1907, fish beater, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017292 - 30/10/1907, fish beater, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017293 - 30/10/1907, trap, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017295 - 30/10/1907, rattle, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017296 - 30/10/1907, rattle, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017297 - 30/10/1907, rattle, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017298 - 30/10/1907, clapstick, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017299 - 31/10/1907, clapstick, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017300-003 - 31/10/1907, rattle, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017300-001 - 31/10/1907, rattle, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017302 - 31/10/1907, musical pipes, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017303 - 31/10/1907, jaw harp, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017304 - 31/10/1907, flute, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017305 - 31/10/1907, flute, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
E017306 - 31/10/1907, flute, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017307 - 31/10/1907, flute, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017308 - 31/10/1907, flute, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017309 - 31/10/1907, whistle, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017310 - 31/10/1907, feather tuft, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
E017311 - 31/10/1907, feather tuft, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017312 - 31/10/1907, feather tuft, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017313 - 31/10/1907, feather tuft, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017314 - 31/10/1907, feather tuft, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017315 - 31/10/1907, headdress, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017316 - 31/10/1907, headdress, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017318 - 31/10/1907, waistband, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017320 - 31/10/1907, ornament, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017321 - 31/10/1907, leg ornament, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017322 - 31/10/1907, ornament, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017323 - 31/10/1907, arm ornament, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017325 - 31/10/1907, waistband, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017326 - 31/10/1907, arm ornament, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017324 - 31/10/1907, arm ornament, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017328 - 31/10/1907, arm guard, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017329 - 31/10/1907, bow gauntlet, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia

Australian Museum

E017330 - 31/10/1907, bow gauntlet, Mer (Murray Islands), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia