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Mwali/Arm ornament | Unknown maker(s) | Trobriand Islands, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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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 by far the largest of UQ's museum collections and the largest university collection of ethnographic material culture in Australia. The foundation collection was donated to the University prior to the establishment of the School of Social Science.

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  • Photograph of 'Euro/Hero'

    This photograph was part of Judy Watson and Diana Young’s exhibition, “written on the body”. Their research dates the image as 1898, and gives the men’s names as “‘Euro’ possibly ‘Hero’ and ‘Tiger’”. The photograph was taken at Musgrave Native Police Camp, Eastern Cape York, by Walter Roth, then Protector of Aborigines in Queensland. While in this role (1896-1906), Roth spent much of his time collecting information about Aboriginal languages, places, activities, and bodies. This photograph is one of a set of images of people with labels on their torsos.

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