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Lime spatula

Wood spatula that would have been used in the chewing of a quid: a betel leaf wrapped around portions of areca nut and slaked lime for its stimulating effect. A...

Masi

Traditional paper cloth made in Melanesia and Polynesia from the paper mulberry tree....

Skirt

A dance skirt with Melanesian fibres and techniques, probably coconut fibre which was used throughout Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and the rest of Melanesia....

Common crowned pigeon

This specimen was collected in south-east New Guinea and was donated to the Museum in 1932. It was once hunted for its beautiful crown of blue feathers. It is listed...

D’Urville’s birdwing butterfly

This birdwing butterfly was part of a large butterfly collection donated by Major G. K. Hebbert in 1945. It was collected on the Solomon Islands....

Fish hook

To a predator, the reflective surface of the shell resembles the shiny body of a fish swimming in the water. Therefore this hook requires no bait and would have been...

Mask

The source of the mask suggests that it was devised by the Girl Guides of their teacher, probably not on the basis of any local style. It would also...

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