Historical information

"A veritable powder puff of the stone ages and one of the most interesting relics of the Aborigines yet found on Phillip Island. A Grinding Mill for the soft red stone used for decorating the body. It was picked up by Mr H. R. Balfour of Hopetown Road, Toorak, in November 1904 and was kindly given to a member of the Phillip Island & Western Port Historical Society. Although used for the last ime more than 100 years earlier, some of the ground stone adheres to the surface that has been smoothed by much use." Taken from the label associated with this object. This label is a typed version of the original label.

Physical description

Grinding mill, oval shaped, stone is very regular and smooth with a textured surface. One side is worn flat and smooth and has traces of red ochre on it.