Brief descriptionMore than 180 Aboriginal artefacts made by Western Arrernte people, collected by Carl Strehlow at Hermannsburg Lutheran Mission in the western MacDonnell Ranges, C.A. in 1913.
Full descriptionCeremonial and secular objects.
NotesSpecimen list in specimen documentation file, S.A. Museum. This collection is one of at least seven similar collections assembled by Carl Strehlow at Hermmansburg during the years 1906-1917. This collection was impounded by Federal Customs authorities in Adelaide, 1914, and was compulsorily acquired, having been deemed to contain objects of important cultural heritage. Strehlow provided full ethnographic description of like objects in his seven volume Die Aranda- und Loritja Stamme (ed. von Leonhardi, Städtisches Völker-Museum, Frankfurt, Germany, 1907-20). Related collection notes: Associated archival component held in the SAM Archives and in State Records Office, South Australia; Strehlow Research Centre, Alice Springs; similar ethnographic collections assembled by Carl Strehlow held in German museums. Entry in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online: http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120138b.htm
Data time period: 1913 to 1914
Spatial Coverage And Location
text: Finke River
text: MacDonnell Ranges
text: Central Australia
text: Northern Territory
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