Cricket bat, made in the Trobriand Islands

Object Type
Sporting equipment/Playing equipment/Bat
Date Used
Circa 1960
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Brief Description
Cricket bat, varnished, hand-carved, cylindrical in shape narrowing to the handle. It was made in the Trobriand Islands, today officially known as the Kiriwina Islands in Papua New Guinea. Surface has small marks indicating it was shaped with a small tool by hand. Reverse of bat has a thin, vertical, raised fin near lower end. It is 10mm high and has three pierced holes.
0 - Whole: H: 770 W: 100 D: 75mm (H: 30 5/16 W: 3 15/16 D: 2 15/16")
2kg 100g (4lbs 10 1/16oz)
Date Used
Circa 1960
In storage
Registration No
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Robert Newton


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