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Michie Building (9)
St Lucia Campus
except public holidays
11am – 4pm
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The Museum collection is a valuable and relevant teaching and research resource for academics, students and the public.
The Anthropology Museum cares for a significant collection of non-Western art and artefacts including contemporary Pacific and Australian Indigenous artwork. The Museum also holds a collection of 6500 photographs. It is the largest of UQ's museum collections and the largest university collection of ethnographic material culture in Australia.
This baton, one of four in the collection, is from southern Malaita in Solomon Islands, where `Are`are and Kwaio people call them hauanoreereo and fou`atoleeleo, respectively. The names refer to their chambered nautilus shell inlay (leeleo) and the stone (hau or fou), usually a pyrite nodule, often bound to the top with ornamental plaiting. Men who had killed wore them hanging down their back from a cord round the neck.