Abstract

From His Excellency, Judge J. H. P. Murray, Lieutenant-Governor of Papua, the Trustees have just received as a donation, a small bamboo box, or tube (Fig. 1), used for the purpose of sorcery.

This receptacle, known as ile, is from Modeva Village, on Suau, or Stacey Island, South Cape District, Eastern Division, Papua. The tube is an ordinary section of bamboo, with a length of 4 1/4 inches and a diameter of 1 1/2 inches, the internode forming the bottom, and capped by a rind lid. This latter has been identified by Mr. E. Cheel, of the Botanic Gardens, as the rind of a lime (Citrus). Some transverse scratches are added near the upper margin of the tube which may be scars produced when trimming the lid....

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Thorpe, 1921, Rec. Aust. Mus. 13(4): 173–174
Author
W. W. Thorpe
Year
1921
Title
A Papuan sorcery tube
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
13
Issue
4
Start Page
173
End Page
174
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.13.1921.868
Language
English
Date Published
12 April 1921
Cover Date
12 April 1921
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
ANTHROPOLOGY; NEW GUINEA; CULTURE: INDIGENOUS
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08 January 2009
Available Online
06 March 2009
Reference Number
868
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