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Pieces of a Duntsik board (parts a-c), each have grooved detailing around the edges. Part a once attached to two other pieces and is now in a slight T-shape with one side stretching long and tapering to a rounded point. Parts b and c are rectangular in shape. All have remnants of red and black colouring.

History Of Use

Conjured up by Tokwit Dancer in the ritual of the Winalagalis. The boards were originally fastened together, when required, by male and female dowels.


Found in a rock cavern half way between Hayden Bay and Crosby Point, Loughborough Inlet, by a fisherman. According to the fisherman, he was told of the existence of the boards in a cave or rock cavern in the Hayden Bay area of Loughborough Inlet, by an indigenous man who knew of them for many years but would not touch them himself. The fisherman took the man on board his boat, visited the site, and recovered the boards. He stated that the boards lay in what had been a cedar covering box, with a lid hinged with gut. This box fell apart at his touch and none of it could be recovered. No other relics or any burial evidence lay in the rock cavern.

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