- Museum number
Bag, coiled, of vegetable fibres, with string handle attached.
- Production date
- 19thc (before 1855)
Height: 55 centimetres
Width: 36.50 centimetres
Depth: 12 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Description from Extracts from the British and Medieval Register 1757-1878, p. 185:
176. Long stiff bag, very coarse, with plaited cord band. L. 1 foot 10 inches. Made by the natives of S. Australia.
A label attached to the bag reads: 'original label says "S.Aust" which is correct. The later "Pt Essington" attribution is wrong. Style of Encounter Bay tribe.' (A photograph of this label is attached to this record).
'Encounter Bay' has quite a restricted geographical association today, but in the mid-19th century it took in a broad area, certainly from Goolwa around to Victor Harbor, and included the hinterland. This basket type would also have extended south-east around Lakes Alexandrina and Albert, and upstream to the region of Blanchetown or Eyre's settlement of Moorunde.' Information from Philip Jones, South Australian Museum 24 Aug 2010
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2011 26 May-11 Sep, London, BM, G91, Baskets and Belonging: Indigenous Australian Histories
2015 23 Apr-2 Aug, London, BM, G35, Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Presented by the Lords of the Admiralty through Sir John Liddell, C.B. (the Museum of Haslar Hospital)
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number