Mapoon workers displaying handmade crafts and a presentation set of lace d'oyleys, 1916

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Where: Queensland, Cook, Australia

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When: 16 December 1916

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Creator: McMahon, Thomas J. ; Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866-1939).

Location: Mapoon, Queensland.

Description: Women and girls at Mapoon were taught to make lace d'oyleys during their school days. This skill has been carried on by elders from that time to the present. Other craft products shown are coconut leaf fans and coiled baskets possibly made from Pandanus leaves. Coconut leaf weaving was brought to Mapoon by Solomon Islands people. (Information supplied by Mrs M. Bond, Mrs H. Flinders and Mrs B. Woodley.)
The set of d'oyleys were presented by the Mapoon children, through Mrs Ryan to Queen Mary. (Information taken from The Queenslander, 16 December 1916, p.22).

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