In the arid regions of Australia, the pelts of small animals were sometimes prepared and fashioned into pouches or bags. This pouch is said to have been made from the pelt of a possum by either Diyari or Yandruwandha people and was collected by A.W. Howitt during an expedition to find the Burke and Wills Victorian Exploring Expedition.

Physical Description

A pouch made from the skin of an animal with fur on the outside.


This was collected by Alfred Howitt when he led the Victorian Relief Expedition to determine the fate of the explorers Burke and Wills.

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