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Club

New Caledonian mushroom-headed club with trefoil in head section collected by Captain James Cook during his second voyage (September 1774) through the Pacific. These clubs offer a more practical fighting tool...

Club

Collected in 1773 or 1777 by Captain James Cook. This is an early form of Tongan club (’akau tau) that was developed from the Fijian rootstock club....

Club

Pakipaki paddle club. A club with lozenge section, the handle bound round with three strands of plaited fibre. Collected either during Cook’s second voyage in 1773 or his third voyage...

Spear head

Obsidian blade technology on this island group is over 4,000 years old. Obsidian sources were originally located on the islands of Poam, Mouk and Lou and was traded along...

Spearhead

At the base of the tip are six ornamental barbs carved in the form of rosettes with tassels. There is no clear evidence of how these were used. Collected before...

Club

Stone-headed discoidal club. These war clubs were used throughout southern Papua New Guinea until the early 20th Century. They are part of a complex trade network between the quarries of...

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