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Club

Often called ‘paddle’ clubs or ‘spade’ clubs because of their shape, the clubs are generally said to be Tongan or Samoan in origin, but they were widely used in the...

Spear

This long barbed spear is called a sokilaki was acquired sometime before 1845 by Henry Phillpotts who fought and died in New Zealand. The shaft is normally thickened in...

Feasting dish

An oil or grease dish carved at one end in the form of Wolf, with a human astride the neck. At the other end of the dish is an unidentified...

Club

Although they were useful for fending off arrows, large, broad clubs of this form were more symbolic than offensive, and operated as the insignia of chiefly or priestly rank; to...

Club

The head of this extremely rare type of battle-hammer is carved in the form of a stylised flying fox fruit bat (Pteropus), an animal eaten by some and revered as...

Striped honey-eater

This immature striped honey-eater was probably collected in January 1845 on the Comet River. In 1944 Miss Fox, a school mistress from Beckenham donated 20 mounted birds from Australia and...