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BRITISH MUSEUM

Acknowledgement: It is a pleasure to thank Mr Hans Rashbrook and the staff at the Museum of Mankind Library (Department of Ethnography) for their considerable help in connection with the A.C. Haddon collection in particular, and with research into string figures in general. In addition Jill Hasell, Museum Assistant (Pacific and Australian collections) informs me that relevant archive photographs may reside in the collections, but this cannot be confirmed until completion of the computerised catalogue.

8 Torres Strait string figures mounted on card (A. C. Haddon collection)

  1. 89+207 kaiar the crayfish
  2. 89+208 umai the dog
  3. 89+209 gobai the ant-lion larva
  4. 89+210 gud the mouth
  5. 89+211 ger the sea snake
  6. 89+212 ngal-ngal the liana
  7. 89+213 perku a type of fish
  8. 89+215 urab the coconut palm

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