- Museum number
Canoe bailer, made of wood, haliotis shell. Scoop type.
Length: 51.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Starzecka, Neich and Pendergrast 2010
1913.5-24.82. Length 51.2 cm.
Wooden scoop bailer: very worn, plain except for pakura around rim. Wheku face at end of handle carved as two parallel bars. Haliotis-shell eyes in handle face and on each side of rim (one missing). ‘Maringi’ or ‘Marongo’ carved inside scoop.
Provenance: Edge-Partington Collection.
Labels: ‘New Zealand, Wanganui River, canoe bailer No J.185’ and ‘Made by Katene, chief of Tapuackura [Tapuaekura]’.
Comments: Whanganui, nineteenth century.
Stuck-on labels, handwritten:
NEW ZEALAND / WANGANUI RIVER / CANOE BALER/ No J 185
MADE BY KATENE / CHIEF OF TAPUACKURA
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1998 27 Jun-1 Nov, London, BM, Maori
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number