- Museum number
Bag made of netted grass with three diagonal lines of joins on front.
- Production date
- 19thC (c.1860-1870)
Height: 57 centimetres
Width: 49 centimetres
Depth: 4.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Original register slip description:
'''Dilly Bag" from Queensland. Large bag of netted grass. Predominant colour greenish, with a little pink and buff. The lines in sketch indicate joins'.
Lempriere was a cousin of, and worked closely with, Robert Herbert, first Premier of Queensland.
Bags of this style were made from the Richmond River region of northern New South Wales area north to Moreton Bay and the Brisbane region. Basket-makers worked with the colour of the rushes – deeper near the stem – to great effect.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2011 26 May-11 Sep, London, BM, G91, Baskets and Belonging: Indigenous Australian Histories
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Received in exchange from Mr Lempriere, Feb. 21 1870.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1870C1.6060 (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: Oc1870C0221.5