Axe

Production date
25 Aug 1998
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Object detail

Description
Hafted stone axe
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander axe
Production date
25 Aug 1998
Measurements
335 x 160mm
Media/Materials description
Stone, vine, string, bees wax & resin
History and use
This hafted stone axe was made in 1998 by Russell Butler, an Elder of the Bandjin and Warrgamay people of the Hinchinbrook Island region.

Russell later sold the axe, along with a small collection of other items to the Queensland Museum Network, for the inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander exhibition held at the Museum of Tropical Queensland (2000-2005).
Registration number
QE12440

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