- Museum number
Necklace of pieces of shell strung on plant fibre thread.
- Production date
- 19thC-20thC(early) (before about 1905)
Length: 82 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This object was one of a larger collection which the donor, Miss F M Walker, described as having been collected by her brother in north Queensland some ‘thirty years ago’. Without any direct information from Miss Walker’s brother, the registrar in 1933 recorded his opinion that the collection came from ‘?Malgrave, Cairns District’. It appears Malgrave was a misspelling of the locality Mulgrave, near Cairns.
Register comment: '45-46 'QUEAN-CE-AL' - native name'.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1972-1982 23 Jun-28 Feb, London, BM, Museum of Mankind, The Aborigines of Australia
2015 23 Apr-2 Aug, London, BM, G35, Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation
2015-2016 27 Nov-28 Mar, Canberra, National Museum of Australia, Encounters
2018-29, 29 Nov-4 Aug, London, BM, G91, Reimagining Captain Cook: Pacific Perspectives
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Register information: 'Collected by donor's brother 30 years ago.'
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number