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Fire tool. Keppel Island, Capricorn, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
 
Summary:
E013791-001 - 12/4/1905, fire tool, Keppel Islands, Capricorn, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
fire tool
Label:
Firestick ('we-ba' in the Woppaburra language) made from a circular stick, with one burnt hole in the wood. Collected by Dr Walter E. Roth in 1897 from the Keppel Island Group, the ancestral/traditional island homelands of the Woppaburra People, and purchased by the Australian Museum in 1905. W.T. Wyndham, the first settler on the Keppels, told Roth the islanders often carried about their firesticks alight, as they smouldered well and slowly, thus saving the trouble of making fresh fires.
Place:
Keppel Islands
Region:
Capricorn
Province/State:
Queensland
Country:
Australia
Collection Area:
Australia
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
12/04/1905
Registration Number:
E013791-001
Associated Stories:
DOMICILE
Images
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Fire tool. Keppel Island, Capricorn, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Fire tool. Keppel Island, Capricorn, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Fire tool. Keppel Island, Capricorn, Queensland 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
4:
Fire Tool; Keppel Island, Queensland, Australia; 
(c) assumed Australian Museum. 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Rebecca Fisher
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Fire Tool; Keppel Island, Queensland, Australia; 
(c) assumed Australian Museum. 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Rebecca Fisher
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Fire Tool; Keppel Island, Queensland, Australia; 
(c) assumed Australian Museum. 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Rebecca Fisher
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Fire Tool; Keppel Island, Queensland, Australia; 
(c) assumed Australian Museum. 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Rebecca Fisher
8:
Fire Tool; Keppel Island, Queensland, Australia; 
(c) assumed Australian Museum. 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Rebecca Fisher
9:
Fire Tool; Keppel Island, Queensland, Australia; 
(c) assumed Australian Museum. 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Rebecca Fisher
10:
Fire Tool; Keppel Island, Queensland, Australia; 
(c) assumed Australian Museum. 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Rebecca Fisher