Bag

Production date
Circa 1970
Country
Solomon Islands
State/Province
Malaita
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Description
Plaited natural fibre bag. Purple dyed fibres in diagonal check design.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander bag
CH classification PACKAGES AND CONTAINERS Bag
Maker
Production place
Measurements
L400 x W280 x D25 mm
Media/Materials description
Plant fibres
Signature/Marks
Gift- Malaita. \ Used for keeping \ paper records \ (nursing). \ 1970. \ Made for birthday \ in March \ from nurses. \ On March \ birthday. Malaita made \ sold in Honiara
History and use
This object is from the Helen Barrett collection, which was donated to Queensland Museum in 2014. Miss Helen Barrett worked as a nurse with the Australian Board of Mission in Solomon Islands from 1947 until 1984. Barrett was based at Tasia in Isabel Province, and Maravovo on Guadalcanal before being stationed at the Hospital of the Epiphany at Fauabu, Malaita from 1968 until 1984. In the 1990s, Barrett worked with the Mothers Union in the Torres Strait Islands. Her collection largely comprises of objects that were presented as gifts over the course of her missionary work in Melanesia.

The bag was used by the donor to carry her paper nursing records.
Registration number
E40698

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