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Awl

This wooden tool was once used for piercing holes in animal skin. To sew a seam, a woman traditionally pierced both pieces of skin with an awl and then laced...

Knife

Despite its crude appearance, this tool would have been used for cutting and cleaning seal and whale meat. This has an iron cutting blade set into a wooden handle...

Club

A popular lozenge-shaped club with ornate high status decoration. Used for combat, dispatching pigs, competition fights, ceremonial events and dances. Surface design created through use of stone, bone, shark’s teeth...

William Mineard Bennett

Bennett exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1812, 1813, 1815, 1816, and again in 1834 and 1835. In Paris he became a protégé of Louis-Phillipe and the Duc de Berri...

Adze

Before the introduction of iron, this tool was used for cutting timber. The stone head is bound to a flat foot, differing to Central Polynesian adzes, where the blade is...

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...

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

This type of club, with a mushroom-shaped head decorated with carved bosses, is a rare type in Tonga. It is similar to the Fijian bulibuli, but the pierced lug...