Bangle

Production date
Circa 1950s
Country
Solomon Islands
State/Province
Isabel
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Description
Tortoiseshell bangle
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander
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Production place
Measurements
Dia 90 x H5 mm
Media/Materials description
Tortoiseshell
Signature/Marks
Friendship bracelet \ over 50 years old
Mrs. W. E. C. Barrett \ St Johns College \ Kangaroo Pt
Isobel \ Fay's Gift \ Fay was a large lady & needed a large bracelet
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.

This bangle previously belonged to a friend and colleague of the donor.
Registration number
E40753

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