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Rattle, being a beanpod, with seeds inside.
Length: 21.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Rattles such as this are used today by women when they accompany their husbands when dancing.
Rev. Wilfred Henry Abbot was the first Anglican priest resident at the Wanigela Anglican Mission, in Collingwood Bay, from 1899 to 1901. The mission was located on the beach, between Rainu and Oreresan villages. He worked there with a South Sea Islander teacher from Vanuatu, named James Nogar. This object is therefore from an early period of contact. Prior to this time, colonial government officers (i.e. MacGregor) had travelled through the area. Abbot was the first "long term" resident.
- Not on display
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- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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