- Museum number
Netted string bag of brown vegetable fibre with a netted handle.
- Production date
- 19thc (before 1837)
Height: 57 centimetres
Width: 37.70 centimetres
Depth: 2.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
The Synopsis of the Contents of the British Museum, 1848, p.16 refers to a bag from the interior that was presented to Mitchell by 'the natives' during his exploring expedition. This could be that bag which Mitchell describes in his publication of the expedition as a 'beautifully wrought bag'.
Old handwritten label:
Bag made & worn by the females on the banks of the River Darling in Australia.
Description in Extracts from the British and Medieval Register 1757-1878, p.27: 'net work bag'.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2015 23 Apr-2 Aug, London, BM, G35, Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number