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Registration Number: QE11560

Name or Title: Fish scoop - Weres

Brief Description: Fish scoop - Weres, made of bamboo.

Collection: Oceanic Anthropology

Production Place: Australia

Production Date: 1990

Materials: Bamboo

Measurement : L980 x W284mm

State/Province: Queensland

Country: Australia

History and Use: This fish scoop is similar to those used to catch schools of sardine. Some Torres Strait Islander people use fish scoops in art and dance to tell stories. This fish scoop was made by a Torres Strait Islander living in the Mackay region. A number of Torres Strait Islander communities live in coastal Queensland.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.

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