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Masi

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

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,...

Snail shell

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

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....

Club

Tu’i fan-shaped club. The tu’i is a development from the square ended apa’apai with greater mass at its head, making it more like a double headed wooden war pick. They...

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....

To’i

This adze type, called to’i, was used to dress timber for canoes and houses. The haft is made from the hard casuarina wood and the basalt triangular-sectioned blade is bound...

Land snail

Miss Linter died at home in Twickenham on August 30th 1909. A letter from Miss Florence Jewel (her executer and fellow conchologist) expressed Miss Linter’s wish that her outstanding shell...

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....

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