Summary

Glass bead chokers are believed to have been worn by Aboriginal men. These unique objects originate from the region to the east of Darwin through to western Arnhem Land, and most were collected in the first two decades of the twentieth century.

Physical Description

A neckband or headband made of glass beads possibly strung on European cotton/linen thread.

Significance

This object was donated to the museum by Gerald Freer Hill, the photographer and botanist on the Barclay-Macpherson 1911 Expedition.

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