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Necklace made of ten melo shells, coconut shell, fibre cord.
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Description from Extracts from the British and Medieval Register 1757-1878, p.119:
'134. Necklace of ten milo shells strung. Length 10 ½ inches.
A shell necklace typical of nineteeth-century coastal Mekeo or Motu people of the Redscar Bay area.
- Not on display
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2009 20 Mar-23 Aug, Australian National Maritime Museum, Charles Darwin: voyages and ideas that shook the world
- Object frozen Sept. 2009
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- From the voyage of HMS Rattlesnake 1846-1850.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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