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Adze blade of dark grey green stone, fixed into a socket by a rattan band, which then fits into the handle of means of another band.
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- Tied-on circular metal rimmed handwritten British Museum label:
New Guinea / [Papua]
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Colonial and Indian Exhibition 1886
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- Acquisition notes
- In 1886, the Queensland Commissioners noted that 'From New Guinea we have made a very good collection, partly by purchase and further, from Mr. W. B. Livesey, who kindly placed his interesting gatherings at our disposal. More recently we have made arrangements with the New Guinea Government for the exhibition in the Queensland court of their very extensive and comprehensive stores of curios, which also embrace models of villages, implements weapons, etc., &c. These, as you are aware, will be taken charge of and arranged by Mr. Hugh Romilly, whom you have gazetted as assistant Commissioner for the purpose (Brisbane Courier 14 April 1886).
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