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Masi

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

Land snail

Miss Linter started her collecting in the 1880s. The basis of her collection was formed by the acquisition of collections from Mr Theobald and Colonel Skinner....

Snail shell

This terrestrial snail shell was acquired by the Museum in 1909 as part of a larger collection....

Adze head

Made from basalt (manutea), this hogback adze (toki) is common to eastern Polynesia and would have been used to fell tress and carve canoes. Making one utilises three techniques; flaking,...

Tunic

The coral islands of Kiribati (‘kee-ree-bass’) have limited natural resources but pandanus plants and coconut trees are plentiful and versatile. The coarse fibres from coconut husks provided the raw...

Land snail

This species of land-dwelling snail may be extinct in the wild. Miss Linter’s outstanding collection of shells contains examples of many species which are now rare or extinct....

Land snail

This species of tropical land snail is critically endangered. Miss Linter’s collection also contains many examples of species that are now extinct....

Land snail shell

These attractive shells are from land-dwelling snails. Miss Linter’s shell collection contains examples of species from across the globe. Many are now rare or extinct....

Land snail

This species of land-dwelling snail may be extinct in the wild. Miss Linter’s outstanding collection of shells contains examples of many species which are now rare or extinct....

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