- Museum number
Model war canoe, waka taua, of wood with feather decoration, haliotis shell inlay. Seven taumanu carved with rauponga, one plain with wheku head at one end, other end broken. Whakarare all over hull and side-strakes. Pakura along gunwales. War-canoe prow. Feathers of grey gull (hawk?) around prow and stern, white gull feathers along side-strakes. White feathers at neck of prow figure, whose left arm is broken off; haliotis-shell inlay in eyes of stern figures. Flooring of strips of wood.
- Production date
- 19thC (early)
Height: 57.60 centimetres (special box)
Length: 217 centimetres
Width: 236 centimetres (special box)
Depth: 41.20 centimetres (special box)
- Curator's comments
- Starzecka, Neich & Pendergrast 2010
Comments: Whanganui/East Coast, about 1820–40 (RN).
According to description in Register, originally with a mat sail, which is now lost. It has also been numbered NZ 121.
References: Edge-Partington 1969 i: 382.2.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Oc,NZ.121 (Previous duplicate registration number)